Former President Donald Trump expressed his interest in engaging in a thought-provoking discussion with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry of the United Kingdom.
As a prominent contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Trump has often expressed his discontent with Markle and Harry’s departure from their royal obligations and the subsequent dispute with the British royal family.
\During a conversation with conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt, Trump shared his enthusiasm for participating in a debate with Markle and Harry, who hold open support for progressive political causes. Trump suggested that Hewitt organize the event, eager for the possibility of such an encounter.
Hewitt brought up the idea, wondering if Trump would be willing to pursue it for the sake of ratings, reminiscent of the highly anticipated tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King known as the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ in 1973, which captivated an audience of 90 million viewers.
Furthermore, Trump voiced criticism toward Markle regarding her stance on the British Royal Family, specifically her treatment of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Trump, having established a cordial relationship with the Queen, disapproved of the disrespectful manner in which Markle handled the situation and expressed his concerns.
Following their very public disagreement with the Royal Family, Markle and Harry relocated to Montecito, California, in June 2020. The couple cited mistreatment from the royal household and accused both Prince Charles, now King Charles III, and the British tabloid press of neglecting their interests and subjecting Markle to harassment.
Their grievances were brought to light through various mediums, most notably in an interview with Oprah Winfrey and in Harry’s memoir, ‘Spare.’ Additionally, the couple did not shy away from making left-wing public statements, advocating for issues such as abortion and denouncing the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a ‘global assault on democracy and freedom.’
Another point of contention for Trump was the security arrangement upon the couple’s arrival in the United States. Expressing his disapproval, Trump stated, ‘I wasn’t fond of the idea that they were granted U.S. security protection upon their arrival here.’
Notably, when Harry represented the British monarchy during official visits to the United States, a government security detail was provided. However, since their move to California, Harry and Markle have opted for private security, which they personally finance.
Hewitt playfully remarked that a potential debate between Trump and Markle would undeniably generate remarkable ratings, highlighting the intrigue surrounding such an event.
As of now, neither Buckingham Palace nor the Duke of Sussex’s office have provided an official response to the query regarding Trump’s interest in debating Markle. The possibility of this meeting of minds continues to linger, leaving room for speculation and curiosity.