Former President Donald Trump endeared himself further into the hearts and minds of conservative Americans after he weighed in on the explosive interview between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry of England, and Oprah Winfrey.
The three were the talk of the world after their interview aired last weekend, and questions about the inter-continental family began to swirl. However, for conservatives, Markle and Winfrey’s single-minded focus on racial issues as well as their politically correct super-strain of liberalism made it hard for many to watch.
The former president, however, didn’t hold back in his assessment of the American princess who left the royal family and fled back to the states.
Markle was “no good,” an ex-advisor claimed on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast earlier this week according to Deadline. While the former president has declined to make a formal public statement about the Duchess of Sussex, it’s not difficult to imagine that the former adviser is correct.
Jason Miller claimed Trump told him, “She’s no good… I said it and now everybody is seeing it,” Miller said. However, the former president only said Miller could share his comments and “make a little news” on the podcast if he wished, with one caveat: “You realize if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get canceled, look at Piers (Morgan),” Trump said, according to Miller.
Trump told Miller, “I’m on team Piers.” That allegiance isn’t difficult to fathom either, considering how frequently Trump was interviewed by Morgan during his presidency.
“Piers Morgan is the best, he’s the greatest, and they went and tried to cancel him simply because he criticized Meghan Markle,” Miller said Trump told him.
However, this isn’t the first time an opinion on Markle has been attributed to Trump. Following Markle’s comments on Trump, calling him “misogynistic” and “divisive,” during the run-up to the 2016 election, he punched back. “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Then, late in 2020 just after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’ were embroiled in the so-called “Meg-exit” move, Trump said that he was “not a fan” of Markle and Prince Harry after they hinted at a presidential endorsement for his opponent Joe Biden.
“And I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s gonna need it,” Trump said then.
While all conservatives don’t agree with the former president on everything, most of his general sentiments are the kind of common-sense ideas that many have seen work in their own lives. For almost anyone who has had interaction with entitlement, it makes sense that anyone who said they wanted to leave the spotlight, and then clung to it, or left the lap of luxury and insisted on putting others out to continue luxury on their own terms, might not be someone who has the most stellar character.
While the parallels between Markle and Prince Harry’s late mother, Dianna Princess of Wales, are not lost on anyone, the major differences between the two seem to stand out when it comes to dedication to their families (of which Markle seems to have little) and dedication to philanthropy.
The causes that Dianna held to had little to do with herself, unlike Markle who has advocated for “women’s rights” as her primary cause of note. Loosely translated, Markle wants to make sure that she has all the rights she wants. And that she is treated the way she wants to be, within and without her own household.
Boiled down and left devoid of pomp, circumstance, and a primetime spot with Oprah, Markle seems to be a late 30’s divorcee who is having trouble with her in-laws. Reading any more into it than that would likely be an exercise in futility.