Former President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the brewing controversy involving Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their exit from the British royal family.
According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, a former adviser to Trump came forward Wednesday to share the former president’s reaction to a widely watched interview between Markle, her husband, and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
During the interview, Markle and Prince Harry said they experienced racism as royals, which played a role in their decision to leave Britain and lead private lives on the other side of the Atlantic.
Not everyone was pleased with how candid the pair discussed what many saw to be a family matter, however.
Trump’s take on Markle
Chief among the critics to come out of the woodwork against Markle in the wake of the interview was Piers Morgan, a British TV personality who left his job at Good Morning Britain after sparring with a co-star over his belief that Markle had fluffed up her story about feeling suicidal in response to racism from the royal family and the U.K. press.
According to Page Six, former Trump adviser Jason Miller said Wednesday that the ex-president told him he could “make a little news” by sharing his own thoughts.
Of course, Trump also remarked that “if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle, you get canceled,” Miller said. Just “look at Piers [Morgan],” the former president reportedly added.
According to Miller, Trump said plainly that Markle is “no good,” and that “now, everybody is seeing it.”
“I’m on team Piers,” Trump reportedly told Miller, according to Page Six. “Piers Morgan is the best, he’s the greatest, and they went and tried to cancel him simply because he criticized Meghan Markle.”
White House weighs in
Biden and the White House, on the other hand, appear to be on Markle and the prince’s side of things. White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised the pair after the interview, saying it “takes courage” to come forward.
“[Biden] has talked about the importance of investing in a lot of these areas that they’re committed to in the future, as well,” she said, vowing not to comment further, given that Markle and her husband are “private citizens.” Watch below:
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