Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first state visit to the UK next week, where he will visit with various members of the royal family. Alongside his kin, the president is expected to meet with Prince Harry, whose wife, Meghan Markle, just gave birth to their son Archie.
Prior to becoming the Duchess of Sussex, the California-native disclosed her distaste for the president when he running for the coveted office in 2016. During an appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Markle called Trump "divisive" and "misogynistic," and said that should he be elected, she would consider staying in Canada, where her show Suits was filmed.
"Trump is divisive. Think about female voters alone, right? I think it was in 2012 the Republican Party lost the female vote by 12 points," she said. "That is a huge number, and with as misogynistic as Trump is, and so vocal about it, that is a huge chunk of it."
The Duchess is currently on maternity leave and thus was not scheduled to meet with Trump regardless of her political stances. However, during an interview with The Sun, he was asked whether he was disappointed about not being able to meet Markle, "because she wasn't so nice" during her Wilmore interview. In his response, the president mirrored the misogyny that drew criticism from Meghan years ago.
"I didn't know that. No, I didn't know that. No, I hope she is OK. I didn't know that, no," he said. "So what can I say? No, I didn't know that she was nasty."
The president infamously called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" during a presidential debate, drawing widespread criticism. Clinton supporters repositioned the term shortly thereafter, claiming ownership over the half-witted remark.
Instead of meeting with the Duchess of Sussex, the president will attend a state dinner with Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace. The trip will begin on Monday, June 3. His four children and their partners are expected to accompany their father on the trip.