Oops, Trump campaign Twitter page denies he called Meghan Markle ‘nasty’… by posting video of it
Trump’s official re-election account outright denounced CNN as “fake news” Saturday morning and roasted it for “falsely claiming” that the president called Meghan Markle “nasty” in his recent interview with British daily, the Sun. In a bid to expose the insidious media outlet, the Twitter page posted an audio and a transcript of the interview, which clearly showed that … Trump did exactly what CNN said he did.
Fake News CNN is at it again, falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle "nasty." Here is what he actually said. Listen for yourself! pic.twitter.com/kLuPXBLMhf— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) 1 июня 2019 г.
“No, I didn’t know that she was nasty,” the president said, answering the question on whether he knew the Duchess of Sussex was not exactly “nice” about him during his election campaign. Trump also noted it was “nice” to have an “American princess” as part of the British royal family and added he was sure she would “do excellently.”
The Twitteratti were quick to notice the oddness of this situation, though, as they rushed to explain to Trump’s social media management team that the president actually did call Markle “nasty.”
He literally calls her nasty.— Shaun King (@shaunking) 1 июня 2019 г.
Ummmm. He called her nasty.... by saying “I didn’t know she was nasty.”— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) 1 июня 2019 г.
Some also used the occasion to take a jab at the re-election account itself, which quite immodestly called itself the ‘Official Trump War Room’.
There was, however, also no shortage of those who rushed to defend the idea that the president did not call the member of the British royal family “nasty” and suggested some other interpretations of his words.
Honestly, I expect more from the NYT and you in particular. He is saying he didn't know she had said nasty things about him. He DID NOT call her nasty. You're playing right into the Fake News canard. So easy to lose your credibility.— Jack P (@jack19510211) 1 июня 2019 г.
He didn't say she was a nasty person. He said he didn't know she was nasty toward him while he was campaigning. He said he thought she would do a great job as duchess. This is #fakenews at its finest. You do get the difference between an adjective and an adverb, right?— Detours & Speedbumps (@DtourSpeedbumps) 1 июня 2019 г.
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