Just before heading on his trip to Britain, President Trump took to his favorite social media platform, Twitter, to dispell rumors that he recently called Meghan Markle “nasty,” which is a reference to some comments he made on tape during an interview with tabloid rag The Sun.
Does the mainstream media ever, under any circumstances, do due diligence anymore, or have they just decided that objectivity in reporting and journalistic ethics and integrity are old fashioned principles to be chucked in the garbage?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2019
As reported by AFP, the comment that stirred up the controversy came during a recent taped interview with The Sun. When the interviewer for the tabloid notes that Markle — an American who became Duchess of Sussex after marrying Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson, Prince Henry in 2018 — said in 2016 that she’d move to Canada if Trump won the presidency, Trump responded by saying he “didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Though she vowed to move to Canada, said the interviewer, “turned out she moved here.”
“Well, a lot of people are moving here, so what can I say,” Trump told the outlet. “No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Markle herself has a history of saying some pretty horrible things about the president, and it’s clear from the context when he said she was nasty that he meant her attitude toward him.
This has nothing to do with Markle being a woman, which is what the media is trying to spin this whole thing into.
Here’s what CNN said in a piece they published about the incident:
We are, by now, used to the President’s name-calling — it is unpresidential and gauche. But “nasty” is one that rings out with some significance: he seems to reserve it for women. Recall Trump infamously interrupting Hillary Clinton during the last debate of his 2016 presidential campaign to call her “a nasty woman,” a remark so obviously gendered that many women responded by trying to reclaim it. One website that began selling “Nasty Woman” T-shirts reported that its design went viral overnight, generating tens of thousands of orders.That Trump has just chosen to hurl the same insult at Markle, while trying to defend himself against her 2016 claim that he is misogynistic, is ironic.
Whether he actually used the word or not, the point is that he’s not being sexist by stating that Markle is being nasty. To say someone is being nasty means they have a rotten, hostile attitude. It has nothing to do with a person’s gender.
The left is constantly looking for the next big thing they can throw at the president to make him look bad, often manufacturing stuff or twisting things to make them seem worse than they are, anything to soil his reputation.
Maybe one day they’ll grow up and actually do their jobs properly, for the benefit of the American people.
Source: Daily Wire