Social media ridiculed an official Donald Trump 2020 campaign Twitter account on Saturday for pushing back against what it inaccurately dubbed “fake news” reports claiming Trump called Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle “nasty.”
The account, called “Official Trump War Room,” lashed out at CNN early Saturday for allegedly misrepresenting Trump’s remarks about Markle ahead of the president’s planned visit to the U.K.
“Fake News CNN is at it again, falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle ‘nasty.’ Here is what he actually said. Listen for yourself!” the Trump 2020 campaign-managed account tweeted, alongside a captioned video of Trump’s exclusive interview with British tabloid The Sun.
Fake News CNN is at it again, falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle “nasty.” Here is what he actually said. Listen for yourself! pic.twitter.com/kLuPXBLMhf
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) 1 June 2019
“Meghan who is now Duchess of Sussex, we have given her a different name, she can’t make it because she has got maternity leave. Are you sorry not to see her because she wasn’t so nice about you during the campaign. I don’t know if you saw that,” the interviewer can be heard asking Trump in the clip.
“I didn’t know that. No. I didn’t know that,” Trump responded. “No, I hope she’s OK.”
The interviewer noted that Markle “said she would move to Canada if you got elected.”
“A lot of people are moving here. So, what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty,” the president said.