Ron DeSantis said Harry and Meghan may “bother” some Americans

Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suggested that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle may “bother” some Americans, in an interview with Piers Morgan.

DeSantis, who is speculated to be a candidate for president in the 2024 election, said he admired Queen Elizabeth II but did not feel the same way about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

I respected the queen a lot. I think she was very elegant. And I think her stoicism was really good,” she stated in the TalkTV interview.

In contrast, he said that the “younger generations” of the royals are a “little more mixed”.

Asked by Morgan if the couple could be “annoying” to Americans, DeSantis replied: ” I think to some they are.” “I mean, look, I’m not involved in it. But I think for some Americans they may be,” he added.

DeSantis’ recent interview was the first amid speculation about his intention to compete with Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

The Florida governor bragged that his recent memoir had knocked Prince Harry’s book, Spare, off the top of the bestseller lists.

Separately, DeSantis has backed down from his statement characterizing the Ukraine war as a “territorial dispute,” following criticism from several Republicans who expressed anger at the dismissive portrayal of the conflict by their party’s potential presidential candidate. in 2024.

In excerpts from the interview with Piers Morgan, DeSantis said his comments were in reference to fighting in the Donbas region, as well as Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Ukraine’s borders are internationally recognized, including by The United Nations.

“I mean where the fighting is going on now, which is that eastern border region of Donbas, and also Crimea, and there is a situation where Russia has had that. I don’t think legitimately, but they had it,” she claimed. “There are a lot of ethnic Russians there. Because of that, they are difficult fights and that was what I was referring to and it was not that I believed that Russia had the right to have it, and if it should have been more clear it could have, ”she added.