President Trump said on Thursday that he can “understand” the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her “struggling with intense media research.”
During an interview on the London radio station LBC, the leader of the Brexit party Nigel Farage asked Trump if he felt sorry for Markle, who said the press was “really unfair.”
“I watched her interviews and I saw it and she took it very personally,” Trump said. “I think you should be a bit different, but she takes it very, very personally. I can understand. “
Trump, who routinely criticizes the media for the reporting he considers unfair, added that he did not “know” her but had met the Duchess’s husband, Prince Harry – whom he called a “fine young man” – during a state visit to the United Kingdom in June.
He added that “the whole family is wonderful.”
“We had something so incredible,” Trump told the radio station. “Now that was months ago – how time flies.”
Trump’s comments come after a clip from an ITV interview with Markle went viral, with the duchess explaining tears in the video about the struggles she has had as a new mother and during her pregnancy under intensive media research.
“Look, every woman, especially when she’s pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging … and especially as a woman, it’s real, it’s a lot,” she said.
Prince Harry and Markle have also announced that they will bring a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, which owns The Mail on Sunday, earlier this month after the British tabloid reportedly published parts of a private letter written by Markle.