Donald Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan Markle after she appeared to encourage Americans to vote for Joe Biden
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Donald Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan Markle after she appeared to encourage Americans to vote for Joe Biden

DONALD TRUMP has hit out at Meghan Markle after the Duchess of Sussex effectively endorsed Joe Biden for the upcoming US presidential election.

"I'm not a fan of hers," the President told reporters at a White House press briefing on Wednesday, before going on to wish Prince Harry "a lot of luck".

"I would say this - and she has probably has heard that - I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he's going to need it," Trump said.

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He was responding to a recent Time magazine video clip featuring Markle and Prince Harry, where the couple encouraged Americans to register for the upcoming election, and heavily insinuated that they wanted citizens to vote for Biden, not Trump.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stressed that November's election was the most important election in a lifetime, and was a crucial opportunity for Americans to "reject hate-speech, misinformation and online negativity."

Neither Trump's nor Biden's name was mentioned specifically, but many considered these comments to be a swipe at the sitting President and his administration.

"When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard," Markle said.

"Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do and you deserve to be heard."

Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess announced their intention to withdraw from Royal life in the UK, and move to the US.

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In March, Trump tweeted that the US wouldn't be paying for any of Harry or Meghan's security protection.

"I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom," he tweeted.

"It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!"