Donald Trump Is 'Not A Fan' Of Meghan Markle After She Encouraged Americans To Vote
Meghan Markle has drawn criticism from the Donald Trump for encouraging Americans to vote in the 2020 election.
In a video for Time 100, the Duchess of Sussex appeared in a that aimed to get people to care about the November date.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: "Congratulations to this year's transformative leaders and change makers. You work tirelessly to create a better world, a better global community for all of us" #TIME100 https://t.co/3aojLBhOVu pic.twitter.com/aqOkVUNFBX
- TIME (@TIME) September 23, 2020
Meghan said: "We're six weeks out from the election. Every four years, we are told the same thing ― that 'This is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard."
"Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do ― and you deserve to be heard."
Some have taken that as the Duchess wanting people to vote for Trump's rival.
Daily Mail reporter Nikki Schwab asked President Trump what his reaction was to Meghan chiming 'in on the US election and essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden'.
The President replied with: "I'm not a fan of hers...she probably has heard that."
He also added a message to her husband: "But I wish a lot of luck to Harry ― cause he's going to need it."
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Prince Harry also appeared in the Time 100 video alongside his wife as they urged voters to reject misinformation.
"This election I am not going to be able to vote in the U.S. But many of you may not know that I haven't been able to vote in the UK my entire life," the Duke said.
"As we approach this November, it's vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."
A spokesperson for the Royal couple refutes the allegation that they were encouraging people to vote for Joe Biden.
In a statement to the BBC, the spokesperson said Prince Harry was simply trying to get the word out about the lead up to the November election.
"His message is not in reference to any specific political party or candidate, but is instead a call for decency in how we engage with each other, interact, and consume information - especially online," they said.
Prince Harry's comments have also drawn criticism from commentators back on UK soil.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped away from their royal duties, their divorce statement requires them to 'continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty'.
While it's not illegal for a British royal to vote in the UK election, it's considered unconstitutional.
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