Trump Insists He ‘Never’ Called Markle ‘Nasty’ Despite Recording Of Him Doing So

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2019. - The president is traveling to Japan for a three-day official visit. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) ... US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2019. - The president is traveling to Japan for a three-day official visit. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS

President Donald Trump insisted on Sunday morning that he “never” called British royal Meghan Markle “nasty,” despite his own campaign tweeting a recording of him doing so.

“I never called Meghan Markle ‘nasty,'” Trump tweeted. “Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!”

“Will @CNN, @nytimes and others apologize?” He complained. “Doubt it!”

It’s unclear how the story was “made up,” considering that his own campaign on Saturday tweeted out a recording of Trump’s interview with UK tabloid The Sun about Markle, which included Trump saying “I didn’t know she was nasty.”

“[Markle] said she would move to Canada if you got elected,” The Sun interview told Trump in the recording. “It turned out she moved to Britain.”

“A lot of people are moving here,” Trump responded. “So what can I say? No, I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

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