Trump Twitter Account Refutes Reports Of Him Calling Meghan Markle 'Nasty' With Audio Of Him Doing Just That.
Late last night, several news outlets reported that Donald Trump called Meghan Markle "nasty" after hearing that she had called him a misogynist and said she wanted to leave the country if he was elected. Which, duh, she did. Naturally, people thought that was a pretty gross thing to say about the Duchess of Sussex. Well, some people. Other people, the people who voted for this audibly tan dumpster fire of a human being, were probably quite pleased.
Following the outcry, the Trump War Room Twitter account, the account for Trump's official 2020 campaign, issued an audio recording of the interview to "prove" that Trump did not, in fact, call Meghan Markle "nasty."
AND YET... the audio recording did not only include the part in which he called the Duchess "nasty," but was also in no way different from what had been reported.
Via Huffington Post:
Donald Trump has branded Meghan Markle "nasty" after discovering she once said she would leave the US if he became president because he is "misogynistic" and "divisive".
In an interview with The Sun, the president said he was not aware of the comments made by the Duchess, and saying: "I didn't know that. What can I say?
"I didn't know that she was nasty."
This is exactly what he says in the audio recording above. There is literally no difference between what happened in the audio recording and what was reported anywhere. He called Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and star of the Suits, a show I have never seen but totally mean to get to at some point because Gina Torres is pretty great and I kind of have a crush on Dulé Hill because Psych and also because he is a very good tap dancer (tap dancing is the handsomest of all possible talents, I don't make the rules).
Trump, as we all know, has a documented history of referring to women who do not consider misogyny an attractive quality in a president as being "nasty." At this point, we should all probably just start taking it as a compliment when he does so. If Trump calls you "nasty," it pretty much means you are awesome.
That being said, it would sure be swell if Trump could be at least as polite to our allies as he is to authoritarian dictators.
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