President Donald Trump has denied calling the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, "nasty" despite his comment being recorded on tape.
The president tweeted on Sunday, "I never called Meghan Markle 'nasty.’ Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold! Will @CNN, @nytimes, and others apologize? Doubt it!"
President Trump made his statements about Markle in a Sun newspaper interview ahead of his state visit to the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it is not a secret to everyone that the duchess has been very vocal about her strong opinions against Trump in the past.
In one of her previous interviews in 2016, Markle called Trump "misogynistic" where she also added, “I’m voting for Hillary Clinton, not because she is a woman, but because Trump has made it easy to see that you don’t really want that kind of world that he’s painting.”
In an interview with The Sun on Saturday, President Trump stated that he was "shocked" by Duchess Meghan Markle's past remarks against him.
“I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty," Trump reportedly said to the outlet. When told that Duchess Meghan won't be seeing him during his state visit, the president replied, “I didn’t know that. I hope she is OK.”
He also went on to say that he was glad the duchess had joined the royal family and that he believes she would make a "very good" princess.
"It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently," Trump said.
Last week, it was reported that the duchess would not attend the events with President Trump during his state visit because of maternity leave following the birth of her and Prince Harry's son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Despite President Trump's denial on Twitter about his "fake" comment, some commentators pointed out that they were recorded. In connection with the president's refusal, audio recordings of the interview have circulated online where Trump was heard saying the exact quote about the Duchess.