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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2019
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.
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.
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.