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.
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.