Donald Trump explains why he called Meghan Markle nasty

At first he denied his comments about The Duchess of Sussex, but now he has offered clarification in an interview with Piers Morgan

Donald Trump has clarified his comments calling Meghan Markle nasty during an interview with Piers Morgan. Courtesy ITV
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Donald Trump has explained his recent comments calling Meghan Markle ‘nasty’.

In an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan, the President addressed the comments he made in an interview with The Sun ahead of his visit to the UK.

In response to her past criticisms of his presidency, Trump said: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

Despite an audio recording of the interview, Trump later denied calling the Duchess of Sussex nasty, Tweeting to say it was "fake news".

However in the interview with Morgan, which is set to be aired on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, Trump attempted to clarify his comments.

“They said some of the things that she said and it’s actually on tape. And I said: ‘Well I didn’t know she was nasty’, he said. “I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty. I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.”

He later went on to praise the Duchess, who has just given birth to her first child with Prince Harry. "You know what? She's doing a great job, I hope she enjoys her life… I think she's very nice."

After Morgan further pressed him on his comments, he added: “She was nasty to me. And that’s okay for her to be nasty, it’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”

He also addressed rumours that Prince Harry did not want to talk to him when the pair met this week, saying: "No, no, no, just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family. I went up – he couldn't have been nicer. Couldn't have been nicer… I think he's great."