Fri, 1 Nov, 2019

“She takes it very personally”: Donald Trump’s take on Duchess Meghan

“She takes it very personally”: Donald Trump’s take on Duchess Meghan

US president Donald Trump said he “can understand” Duchess Meghan’s struggle with media scrutiny.

In an interview aired on London-based radio station LBC, Trump was asked by host and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage if he felt “sorry” for the Duchess of Sussex who is “saying that the press is being really unfair”.

“I’ve been watching her interviews and I’ve seen it and she’s taken it very personally,” Trump said.

“I guess she had to be a little bit different than that, but she takes it very, very personally and I can understand it.”

The president said he did not “know her” but had met with her husband Prince Harry during a state visit to the UK in June.

"I will say I met Harry, he’s great, I met him when I was over … that was what, 5 months ago now, how time flies,” Trump said.

“But I got to meet Harry and he really was a fine young man.”

In a documentary that aired last week, Duchess Meghan said living in the public eye as a new mother is a “struggle”.

“When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy, but my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great, but you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life’,” the Duchess said in the film.

This week, 72 female MPs released an open letter condemning the “distasteful and misleading nature of stories” about the Duchess in the British tabloids.

The letter – which was directed to the Duchess – read, “As women MPs of political persuasions, we wanted to express our solidarity with you in taking a stand against the often distasteful and misleading nature of the stories printed in our national newspapers concerning you, your character and your family.”