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Trump on possible Meghan 2024 presidential bid: ‘I hope that happens’

Former President Trump in an interview late Tuesday said that he is hopeful that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, runs for the White House in 2024, saying her candidacy might compel him to jump into the race as well. 

“Mr. President, what was your take on Meghan Markle now saying — meeting with Democratic operatives, she may want to run for president?” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Trump during a wide-ranging interview. 

“I hope that happens,” Trump responded. “If that happened, I think I’d have an even stronger feeling toward running,” adding he’s “not a fan” of Meghan. 

The former Meghan Markle sent shockwaves through the international community this month when she and her husband, Prince Harry, accused members of the British royal family of racism, saying some in Buckingham Palace had openly wondered how dark the couple’s baby might be. 

Meghan, an American actress, is biracial. 

“This went on for the last few months of our pregnancy, where I’m going, ‘hold on a second,'” she told Oprah Winfrey, saying she was upset at “the idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be.”

Queen Elizabeth II issued a statement days later saying the royal family was saddened by the accusations. 

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the queen said. “Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.” 

Trump defended the queen and the royal family during the Fox News appearance. 

“I happen to think, I know the queen, as you know. I have met with the queen and I think the queen is a tremendous person, and I am not a fan of Meghan,” he said.

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