President Donald Trump has commented on Sussexes’ appeal not to miss a vote in November. Sitting President has hit back at Meghan Markle after she and her husband took part in a video campaign urging US citizens to vote.
The entire United States is preparing for the next voting in November, and Meghan decided to remind her and her husband in that context. Duke and Duchess did not express a preference for either candidate in the upcoming US presidential election but they called on US people to vote this year because it is important as never before.
“But this one is,” Meghan stressed, adding: “When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard.”
The President ironically said he was “not a fan” of Meghan and wished Harry “luck”, adding: “He’s going to need it.”
Though the former royals mentioned neither candidate by name, a reporter at the White House asked the president his thoughts – saying the pair had “essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden” in the Time 100 video.
President Trump replied: “I’m not a fan of hers and I would say this, and she probably has heard that, but I wish a lot of luck to Harry. He’s going to need it”.
Meghan Markle isn’t Trump’s fan as well
For duchess, drawing attention to her is also important, taking into account their new life in America. In 2016, the actress has mocked then-Republican candidate Donald Trump during a TV appearance, said in the video the November poll was the “most important election of our lifetime”.
In 2020, Sussexes are a family, they’re residents in the US, after quitting royal duties over what they said was an unbearable intrusion and racist attitudes from the British media. Living in the heart of Hollywood doesn’t bother them, indeed.
Meghan, an American, is ready to vote in November’s election. But Harry is still the royal person, and his reigning grandmother is not happy with his involving into American elections.
To show the support for his proactive wife, Prince Harry confirmed in the video that he could not due to his lack of US citizenship. Duke added that he had not voted in UK elections throughout his life.
Another key point is Buckingham Palace has appeared to distance itself from the couple’s comments. When approached for comment, the Palace highlighted the fact that the duke is no longer a working royal, and said his remarks were made in a “personal capacity”.