Nasty Media Lies About Trump Continue

In this era of Brexit, the European parliamentary elections, and a host of other matters of great geopolitical urgency and mutual interest, President Trump has embarked on a state visit to America’s closest ally, Great Britain. And the focus of America’s press corps? Roll the drums: He called the Duchess of Sussex “nasty.”

Except he didn’t. Let’s ignore issues that matter, and recap what actually happened.

On May 31st, The Sun, a British tabloid, published an interview with President Trump, where the reporter asked him what he thought about comments Meghan Markle made about him when he was running for president in 2016. Here is the complete segment from that interview:

Sun: “Meghan who is now Duchess of Sussex, we have given her a different name, she can’t make it because she has got maternity leave. Are you sorry not to see her because she wasn’t so nice about you during the campaign? I don’t know if you saw that.”

Trump: “I didn’t know that. No. I didn’t know that. No, I hope she is OK. I did not know that, no.”

Sun: “She said she would move to Canada if you got elected. It turned out she moved to Britain.”

Trump: “A lot of people are moving here. So what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty. I’m sure she’ll do excellently. She’ll be very good. I hope she does well.”

This innocuous bit of dialog has been used by nearly every major media […] Read More