“I’ve been watching her interviews and I’ve seen it and she has been taking it very personally,” Trump said. “I guess you have to be a little bit different than that, but she takes it very, very personally. I can understand it.”
Trump, who has routinely criticized the media for coverage he deems unfair, added that he didn’t “know her” but had met the duchess’s husband, Prince Harry — who he called a “fine young man” — while on a state visit to the United Kingdom in June.
He added that “the whole family is terrific.”
“We had something that was so incredible,” Trump told the radio station. “Now that was months ago — how time flies.”
Trump’s comments come after a clip from an ITV interview with Markle went viral, with the duchess tearfully explaining in the video the struggles she has faced as a new mom and during her pregnancy while under intense media scrutiny.
“Look, any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging … and especially as a woman, it’s really, it’s a lot,” she said.
Prince Harry and Markle have also announced that they are filing a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers, which owns The Mail on Sunday, earlier this month after the British tabloid allegedly published portions of a private letter written by Markle.