Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph ahead of a State Banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady’s three-day State Visit to the UK. – Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Ahead of his state visit to the United Kingdom this week, Donald Trump suffered a case of foot-in-mouth that was bad even by Donald Trump standards.

Trump called Meghan Markle “nasty” in an interview with The Sun in response to being told the Suits star-turned-royal had been critical of him back in 2016.

Perhaps realising the error of calling Meghan “nasty” before spending several days with the British royals, including the Queen and her husband Prince Harry, the US president knew he needed to do something. But what? It wasn’t long before the answer came to him, and when it did it was so incredibly simple: deny saying it!

“Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!” Trump tweeted.

Maybe Trump isn’t aware of the readily available audio recording of him calling Meghan nasty. More likely he is, but he’s so drunk on power that he believes the world will take him at his word. Or, we should say, his tweet.

All we know is he is not fooling the Queen. Her face says it all.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II hosts US President Donald Trump and the US First Lady for a State Banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 3, 2019, on the first day of the US president and First Lady’s three-day State Visit to the UK. – Britain rolled out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on June 3 as he arrived in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Awkward crisis averted (er, not) Donald, Melania and Ivanka Trump arrived in London on Monday for the first of the three-day trip. Ahead of lunch at Buckingham Palace, Donald walked with the Queen while Harry kept his distance, talking to Ivanka.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Queen Elizabeth II (L) and US President Donald Trump (2nd L) view American items in the Royal collection while Ivanka Trump (4th R) daughter of US President Donald Trump, speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (2nd R) at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump’s three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Ian Vogler – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

On Monday night everyone had a glow-up, stepping out in evening wear for a state banquet (AKA fancy dinner) at Buckingham Palace, which was also attended by Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Prince Charles and Camilla.

Meanwhile outside the Palace, hundreds of Brits protested the Trump’s visit.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: People hold placards in protest over Donald Trump’s state visit outside Buckingham Palace on the first day of the U.S. President and First Lady’s three-day State visit on June 3, 2019 in London, England. President Trump’s three-day state visit will include lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, as well as business meetings with the Prime Minister and the Duke of York, before travelling to Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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