Meghan Markle looks set to use the outrage and excitement in the aftermath of her interview with Oprah to launch a political career with the ultimate aim of the White House. Well, that’s if rumors circulating around London last week turn out to be accurate.
The Daily Mail reported Sunday that a senior figure in the Labour Party — whom the paper described as “a veteran of Tony Blair’s Downing Street administration with strong links to Washington” — said Markle is networking with top Democrats with the aim of building a future presidential campaign and fundraising apparatus.
“The Blairite, internationalist and Democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential backers,” the source said.
According to the Daily Mail, the source went on that Markle is looking to run as early as 2024, citing the fact that President Joe Biden will be 82 years old by then.
How serious is this? With the Democrat party, anything is possible but if she did run, Markle would have to battle Democratic Party stars like Vice President Kamala Harris.
Jason Miller, who served as a senior adviser to former President Trump, said that Trump told him he believed Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was “no good.”
Deadline reports that Miller shared the remarks while appearing on Stephen Bannon’s “War Room” podcast last week.
“ ‘She’s no good … I said it and now everybody is seeing it,’ ” Trump said, according to Miller. “ ‘Piers Morgan is the best, he’s the greatest, and they went and tried to cancel him simply because he criticized Meghan Markle.’ ”
Trump reportedly told Miller to share his remarks to “make a little news,” but warned him, ” ‘You realize if you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get canceled, look at Piers.’ ”
Markle and Prince Harry entered the political arena last year when they urged Americans to “reject hate speech” and participate in the 2020 election. Vanity Fair reported last year that Markle has political ambitions that include the White House.
“One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics. I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president,” a “close friend” of Markle said.
However, at the time, other sources close to Markle denied the rumors.
“While there’s no denying she is interested and engaged in politics as a topic, she harbors no ambition to enter a career in politics herself,” a “well-placed” source told Vanity Fair.