Trump explains 'nasty' Meghan Markle comment, but basically calls her 'nasty' again

Donald Trump has attempted to clear up reports he called Meghan Marklenasty” by... calling her nasty again.

In an interview for Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan asked the president to clarify comments he made in an interview with The Sun in which he was told the Duchess of Sussex once said he was “misogynistic” and “divisive.”

Trump had told the paper: “I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

When asked by Morgan to explain the comments, Trump said: “They said some of the things that she said and It’s actually on tape. And I said: ‘Well, I didn’t know she was nasty.’

“I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty. I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.”

When pressed again by Morgan to clarify what he said, Trump added: “She was nasty to me. And that’s OK for her to be nasty, it’s not good for me to be nasty to her and I wasn’t.”

But he then added: “You know what? She’s doing a good job, I hope she enjoys her life... I think she’s very nice.”

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and US President Donald Trump leave 10 Downing Street to make their way to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a press conference in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ivanka Trump visits Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Philip May (R), husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes US President Donald Trump to Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US First Lady Melania Trump visits Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes US President Donald Trump to Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump visit Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump visit Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US First Lady Melania Trump visits Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US President Donald Trump arrives in Downing Street, London, to be welcomed by Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) and US President Donald Trump leave 10 Downing Street to make their way to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a press conference in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US President's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Philip May (R), husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Philip May (L), husband of Britain's Prime Minister May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes US President Donald Trump to Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Philip May (L), husband of Britain's Prime Minister May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (right) leaves 10 Downing Street, London, on the second day of US President Donald Trump's state visit to the UK. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Philip May (L), husband of Britain's Prime Minister May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Philip May (R), husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Theresa May with US President Donald Trump leave Downing Street in London for a joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on the second day of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump visit Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ivanka Trump visits Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US First Lady Melania Trump attends a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (centre R) and Philip May (centre L), husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Theresa May (right) and Philip May (2nd left) with US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Downing Street in London for a press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on the second day of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Philip May (R), husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, attend a garden party at Downing Street in London on June 4, 2019, on the second day of the US president and First Lady's three-day State Visit to the UK. - US President Donald Trump turns from pomp and ceremony to politics and business on Tuesday as he meets Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of a state visit expected to be accompanied by mass protests. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Theresa May (right) and Philip May (2nd left) with US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Downing Street in London for a press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, on the second day of his state visit to the UK. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Ivanka Trump visits Number 10 Downing Street during the second day of his state visit on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, on the steps of 10 Downing Street during the second day of their State Visit to the UK. (Photo by Dinendra Haria / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and Philip May (right) with US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump view a historical document in Downing Street, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May greets President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Downing Street in London,UK on June 4, 2019. This is day two of the US Presidents state visit. (Photo by Claire Doherty/Sipa USA)
Press queue up to enter 10 Downing Street, London, as Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes US President Donald Trump on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump walk from Downing Street to take part in their joint press conference at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, on the second day of his state visit to the UK.
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The president also claimed reports that Prince Harry gave him a frosty reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday were false and that he had intended to speak to him about the comments he made about his wife.

Photographs taken inside Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence, appear to show the moment the Duke of Sussex glimpsed Trump.

Asked if the meeting was awkward, Trump said: “No, no, no, just the opposite. In fact, he spent a lot of time talking to Ivanka and talking to my family. I went up — he couldn’t have been nicer. Couldn’t have been nicer… I think he’s great.”

The president also appeared to backtrack on comments he made during a press conference with Theresa May in which he said the National Health Service will be “on the table” in talks on a UK-U.S. trade deal after Brexit.

He said: “I don’t see it being on the table.

“Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is. But I don’t see that as being, that something that I would not consider part of trade. That’s not trade.”

The president is expected to meet Conservative Party politicians Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove on Wednesday morning, before his first official engagement in Portsmouth, England, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June 1944.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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