Meghan Markle was already a major celebrity long before her popularity soared through the sky after her marriage to Prince Harry.
During her early days in the entertainment industry as a briefcase model on NBC’s Deal or No Deal, the Duchess of Sussex met former US President Donald Trump who invited her to one of his golf courses.
According to Andrew Morton’s book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the Suits actor kept Trump at an arm’s length as he managed to creep her out.
“Fellow briefcase girl Tameka Jacobs told me, ‘[Trump] was super-creepy, but some girls were attracted to money and power and took his number. Meghan was one of the girls who gave him a wide berth’,” he wrote.
During the 2016 presidential campaign years later, Trump was told that Meghan referred to him as “misogynistic and divisive.”
Trump reacted to that in a leaked audio recording, saying: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”
Later, in an appearance on Good Morning Britain, he clarified his comments, saying: “The question was asked of me and I didn’t know that she said anything bad about me, sounds like she did. And that’s OK–hey, join the crowd… And I said, ‘Well, I didn’t know she was nasty.’ I wasn’t referring to that she’s nasty, but that she was nasty about me. Essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me. But, you know what, she’s doing a good job and I hope she enjoys her life.”