President Trump claimed on Friday that Queen Elizabeth II had more fun with him during his state visit to the United Kingdom this month than she has had in more than “25 years.”
“I have such a great relationship, and we were laughing and having fun. And her people said she hasn’t had so much fun in 25 years. Then I got criticized for it because they said we were having too much fun,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox & Friends.”
The 93-year-old monarch has hosted 12 sitting U.S. presidents over the course of her reign.
As CNN notes, Queen Elizabeth II has marked a Golden and Diamond Jubilee, visited multiple continents, celebrated the weddings of her grandchildren and the birth of multiple great-grandchildren, and met numerous world leaders over the past 25 years.
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A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said Trump’s comments are “not something we would comment on.”
Days before his state visit, Trump made headlines by attacking Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, for making “nasty” comments about him.
Speaking to British tabloid The Sun, Trump said he was not aware that the Duchess had called his politics “divisive” and “misogynistic” during his 2016 presidential campaign. She had also told “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” that she would move to Canada if he won the presidency.
“I didn’t know that. What can I say?” he told the paper when confronted with the comments. “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”