Jason Miller, who served as senior adviser to the former US President, revealed his ex-boss’ feelings about the royals’ tell-all with Oprah Winfrey. Mr Miller said Mr Trump knows he could “make a little news” and create headlines if he publicly criticised the Duchess of Sussex, something which he did during his time in the Oval Office.
Mr Miller told Steve Bannon’s podcast on Wednesday Mr Trump had described Meghan as “no good”.
The former presidential adviser said: “When I was talking to the president this morning … he’s like: ‘Yeah, she’s no good. I said that and now everybody’s seeing it.
‘”But you realize if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get cancelled. Look at Piers.'”
Hours after Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah aired on US TV on Sunday, Mr Morgan told viewers watching ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he doubted the duchess’ claims about feeling suicidal.
He was met by backlash throughout the day and complaints began to flood into ITV and Ofcom, the media regulator.
On Tuesday morning he clarified his remarks and said it was “not for me to question if she felt suicidal”.
Ofcom received 41,000 complaints over his comments.
Meghan, 39, was among those who submitted a complaint.
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In the run up to the November 2020 presidential election he admitted he was “not a fan of hers” after the duchess and her husband appeared to encourage people to vote for Democrat Joe Biden.
The duchess appealed to her fellow American voters to make a “change” by going to the polls for the “most important election of our lifetime”.
Her comments were seen as an effective endorsement of Mr Biden.
Meghan had spoken out against Mr Trump before she tied the knot with Harry in May 2018.
She said “of course Trump is divisive” and accused him of being “misogynistic”.
After she married into the Royal Family she was under strict instructions not to wade into political conversations as royals are expected to remain neutral.
Shortly before Mr Trump and the former US first lady Melania Trump arrived in the UK in June 2019, the then-president was asked about negative comments Meghan made about him.
Mr Trump told The Sun: “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
The former Republican leader met Harry and other senior royals during his visit to Britain but Meghan dodged an awkward encounter as she was on maternity leave.