LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned Britain’s Prince Harry was a terrific man and denied casting his American-born spouse, Meghan, as a nasty particular person, claiming media had distorted his phrases as he really felt she was very good.
He additionally mentioned he had a protracted dialogue about local weather change with heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, though Trump urged he didn’t imagine the Earth is getting hotter, however that “it modifications each methods”.
Trump is on a pomp-laden state go to to Britain and has been feted by the royal household and Britain’s political elite. Trump met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles on Monday and was handled to a banquet at Buckingham Palace.
Hollywood actress Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, married Charles’s youthful son Harry final 12 months and gave start to their first little one, Archie, final month. She criticized Trump throughout his 2016 election marketing campaign as misogynistic and divisive.
Earlier than arriving in Britain, Trump, on being advised of Meghan’s criticism of him by The Solar newspaper, mentioned: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.” However he additionally wished her nicely in her new life as a British royal.
Chatting with ITV in an interview aired on Wednesday, Trump clarified the feedback saying that he had been referring particularly to Meghan being nasty to him and that he thought she was very good.
“I mentioned: ‘nicely I didn’t know she was nasty’ – I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty, I mentioned ‘she was nasty about me’,” Trump advised ITV. “And primarily, I didn’t know she was nasty about me. So I mentioned ‘however you realize what: she’s doing an excellent job – I hope she enjoys her life’.
“I feel she could be very good. Truthfully I don’t know her. So I’ve to be sincere – I don’t know her,” Trump advised ITV. “She was nasty to me. And that’s OK for her to be nasty. It’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”
Trump mentioned that he had met Prince Harry in the course of the go to: “I did. I did. I congratulated him and I feel he’s a terrific man. The royal household is very nice.”
“I feel he’s nice,” Trump mentioned of Harry.
Through the go to, Trump had tea with Charles, who has campaigned for years to lift consciousness in regards to the destruction of the atmosphere and the influence of local weather change.
“We have been going to have a 15-minute chat and it turned out to be an hour-and-a-half and he did a lot of the speaking – and he’s actually into local weather change and I feel that’s nice,” Trump mentioned. “I completely listened to him. And he additionally talked about structure.
“He desires to verify future generations have local weather that’s good local weather versus a catastrophe – and I agree. I did point out a few issues: I did say, nicely, the US proper now has among the many cleanest climates there are primarily based all of the statistics, and it’s even getting higher.
“I agree with that: I would like one of the best water, the cleanest water, crystal clear,” he mentioned.
When requested if he believed in local weather change, Trump mentioned:
“I imagine that there’s a change in climate and I feel it modifications each methods. Don’t neglect it was once referred to as international warming, that wasn’t working, then it was referred to as local weather change and now it’s really referred to as excessive climate – as a result of with excessive climate you possibly can’t miss.”