Trump Refuses to Debate With His Republican Rivals but Wants to Take On ‘Disrespectful’ Meghan Markle, Critics Are Glad He’s Got His Priorities Straight

Speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt on The Hugh Hewitt Show, the former US president claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “disrespectful” to the Queen when they decided to step down from their roles as senior working royals in 2020. Here’s how it unfolded.

Falling Out

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Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, sensationally decided to step back from their royal duties in 2020 in a very public falling out with the royal family.

California Bound

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The couple moved to California. At the time, Trump was vehemently opposed to any US funding for their security.

Head to Head

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Donald Trump said that he wishes to go head-to-head with Meghan Markle for how she treated the late Queen Elizabeth II during her time in the British royal family.

Biden is Shot

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“I didn’t like the way she dealt with the Queen. They treated her with great disrespect and I didn’t like it,” he said, adding, “She was an incredible woman. She was so sharp, she was 100 percent. When you watch Biden, you say this is a different planet.” He expanded on his concerns about Biden’s vitality.

“Look, anything’s possible, but when I watch — his body is shot, and his mind is worse,”.

Battle of the Sexes

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Trump’s remarks about Markle, 42, came during a discussion about the upcoming 50th anniversary of the iconic 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” in which Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis exhibition, which drew around 90 million viewers worldwide.

Do it for the Ratings?

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But Hewitt thought that a Trump-versus-Markle debate could beat that, before asking the former president if he’d do it for the ratings?

I’d Love To – Set It Up

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“Oh, if you want to set it up, let’s set it up. Let’s go do something,” Trump replied.

“I’d love to debate her. I would love it. I disagree so much with what they’re doing.”

He continued “I didn’t like the way she dealt with the queen. She was an incredible woman. At 95, she was so sharp. She was 100%.”

They Don’t Like Me?

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When asked about the couple he said ““I think it’s not a good situation going on with the two of them, but I didn’t know that they don’t like me. Somebody mentioned it might be possible. They wouldn’t be the only ones.” Earlier as well, Donald Trump had said that Meghan Markle was “very disrespectful” to the Queen during a GB News interview with Nigel Farage.

Very Disrespectful

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“I think she has been very disrespectful to the Queen. How can you be so disrespectful to the Queen? She was incredible, for decades and decades she never made a mistake. I cannot think of a mistake she made, she was never controversial. She went through years and decades without controversy. You cannot be disrespectful to her and I think Meghan was very disrespectful to her, very disrespectful,” he said.

She’ll Leave Him

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Last year, the former US president had said that Meghan might leave Prince Harry “when she decides that she likes some other guy better”. “I’m not a fan of Meghan, and I wasn’t from the beginning. Poor Harry is being led around by his nose. And I think he’s an embarrassment,” he said.

Social Media was Quick to Respond

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Hundreds of comments and opinions came flooding in, both in support and against the former President’s stance.

Fluff Debate with a Clown

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“Too afraid to debate Republican candidates but will take time out for a fluff debate with a foreign celebrity. Clown.” was an early comment posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Trump is a Coward

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Another user agreed “He’s afraid to debate Ron DeSantis, Chris Christie and the rest of the Republican candidates, but he’ll take on MM.  Trump is a coward.”

Bully Women

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More rhetoric aimed at Trump “Of course because he loves to bully women” was posted on X.

Who Has Better Make-Up

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“About what? Who has better make-up? One person joked.

Pay Money to Watch

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Many readers said they would actually pay money to watch a debate.

Tangerine Supreme

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But one reader wasn’t in agreement, saying “Ease up Tangerine Supreme, stop reaching for low hanging fruit.”

Trump Absent at Debate

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This comes after Trump skipped the first 2024 Republican presidential debate on Aug. 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, citing his large lead in the polls. He hasn’t declared whether he will attend the second GOP debate on Sept. 27 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California.

Gen Z Is Lonely Thanks to “Flexible” Remote Work, Falling Behind

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Let’s face it. Remote work brings strong emotions from both sides. Those who are in favor say it will help with work-life balance, save on commuting costs and a net benefit to the employee. Gen Z Is Lonely Thanks to “Flexible” Remote Work, Falling Behind

DeSantis Is Keen to Pardon Trump and Move On From ‘Past Controversies?’ – What’s Behind This ‘Fresh Start’ Initiative?

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In a recent sit-down interview with conservative political commentator Megyn Kelly, Ron DeSantis implied that he would consider pardoning former President Donald Trump if he were to win the presidency. DeSantis Is Keen to Pardon Trump and Move On From ‘Past Controversies?’ – What’s Behind This ‘Fresh Start’ Initiative?

Adidas Accused of “Erasing Women” After Using a “Male Looking Model” to Launch Range of Women’s Swimwear

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Sportswear giant Adidas has found itself at the center of controversy and calls for a boycott after releasing a new range of women’s swimwear featuring a model who appears to be a man. Here’s the full story. Adidas Accused of “Erasing Women” After Using a “Male Looking Model” to Launch Range of Women’s Swimwear

“A Circus” – Between Biden’s Faux Pas and 90-Year-Old Senator Feinstein’s Confusion, Is Anyone in Power Fit to Run the Country? Just Say, ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’!

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In a recent committee vote, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a prominent figure in American politics, appeared confused, adding to the mounting worries about her physical decline impacting her role in Congress. Here’s the full story. “A Circus” – Between Biden’s Faux Pas and 90-Year-Old Senator Feinstein’s Confusion, Is Anyone in Power Fit to Run the Country? Just Say, ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’!

“Walk Off the Field” – Trans Athlete Competes in Women’s Rugby Team, Injuring Other Players With Violent Tackles – Is This a Valid Concern?

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Recent events in the rugby community have sparked a heated debate surrounding safety and fairness when transgender players compete against cisgender athletes. Here’s the full story. “Walk Off the Field” – Trans Athlete Competes in Women’s Rugby Team, Injuring Other Players With Violent Tackles – Is This a Valid Concern?

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