Insert eye roll here. In his seemingly never-ending quest to get as much media coverage as possible, Meghan Markle‘s dad is once again speaking out about his daughter and her royal husband Prince Harry. Along with hinting the couple is ready to start a family, Thomas Markle dropped a bombshell on Piers Morgan’s British talk show — and hinted his son-in-law may have, at one time, supported President Donald Trump.
“He’s a smart guy,” he said of Harry before rudely sharing more information about their private phone calls. “We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit, things like that. He’s an interesting guy.” When asked directly what the Duke of Sussex’s views on the POTUS were, Thomas hinted Harry was more open-minded than expected. “Our conversation was, I was complaining I didn’t like Donald Trump. He said, ‘Give Donald Trump a chance.’ I sort of disagreed with that. But I still like Harry,” he explained.
Wait, so is Prince Harry really a Trump supporter? “I would hope not now,” Thomas added. “But at the time he might have been.” Sigh. Let’s just remember that this is the same man who staged photos of himself “getting ready” for the royal wedding behind his daughter’s back. Anyways, Prince Harry has made it very clear no one can come between his bromance with Barack Obama.
While interviewing the former president for BBC Radio 4, Harry asked Obama about the irresponsible use of social media by powerful people, seemingly snubbing Trump. “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases,” Obama told the sixth-in-line to the throne. “The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground.”
Plus, Meghan has dissed Trump in the past and confirmed that she did not vote for the former Apprentice host. “As a misogynistic as Trump is with his world view and is so vocal about it, you are not just voting for Hillary because she is a woman,” she said on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. “You are voting because Trump has made it easy to see you don’t want that kind of world he is painting.”
Also, just a reminder, Thomas has yet to meet Prince Harry in person. We wonder why…