The mysterious logic of President Trump’s mind confounded the public once again as the president doubled down on his labeling of Meghan Markle — the American-born wife of Great Britain’s Prince Harry and now referred to as the Duchess of Sussex — as “nasty.”
The comments came in an interview with British TV host Piers Morgan just days after Trump vociferously denied ever having said any such thing about the bi-racial duchess despite an audio recording proving that he uttered that very description of the royal family member.
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The president’s latest diplomatic faux pas will require him to ask Mr.Morgan for an apology next, as Trump’s repeated insult towards the duchess was just as plainly audible as it was the first time he said it.
“She was nasty about me,” Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview that aired on Wednesday morning in the UK. “That’s OK for her to be nasty. It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”
Trump’s astounding capacity to make contradictory statements within the same paragraph — calling Markle “nasty” while simultaneously claiming that he hadn’t acted the same way towards her — confounds comprehension as much as his ability to deny his previous comments when concrete proof of their existence is so widely available.
During the interview with Morgan, Trump also claimed to have met with the Duchess’ spouse Prince Harry.
“I congratulated him. I think he’s terrific – he couldn’t have been nicer,” President Trump said.
The president’s praise of the Queen’s grandson was likely an attempt at a rebuttal of pervasive news reports that indicated that Prince Harry was doing everything possible to avoid Trump during all the pomp, circumstance and pageantry of the American president’s state visit to Great Britain.
As reports of Trump’s latest insult towards the Duchess of Sussex begin to circulate this morning, one has to wonder how long it will take the president to post a tweet denying having said it once again or even having ever talked to Piers Morgan at all.
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Original reporting by John Fritze at USA Today.