“I’m not a fan of hers,” Trump told reporters at a White House press briefing.
“And I would say this — and she probably has heard that — but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, because he’s gonna need it.”
Markle, 39, is a Los Angeles-born former actress who married Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson in 2018 before being blamed for the January #MegExit of the couple, in which they abandoned their royal duties to move first to Canada, and then to the US.
The couple effectively endorsed Biden in a recent video clip filmed for Time magazine.
A heavily accented Harry, 36, said, “It’s time to not only reflect, but act.”
“This election I’m not going to be able to vote here in the US, but many of you may not know that I haven’t been able to vote in the UK my entire life. As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” Harry said.
Markle was more blunt, saying: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is voter registration day. Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.”
“Your voice is a reminder that you matter,” she said. “Because you do and you deserve to be heard.”
British royals traditionally do not vote in their own country’s elections to demonstrate neutrality.
Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II three times as president, including a July 2018 visit to Windsor Castle. He often remarks approvingly of the long-reigning monarch, and this year took to Twitter to declare that Prince Harry would not be getting taxpayer-funded security in the US after ditching his royal duties.
“I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted in March. “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 U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”