"Nasty" is one of Donald Trump’s favorite insults.
And since dude loves his put-downs more than he loves his children, that’s really saying something.
His romance with the term famously began when he referred to Hillary Clinton as a "nasty woman" during those presidential debates that were funny at the time because no one thought he had a shot in hell of actually winning.
Trump trotted out that beloved jibe again this week when he responded to reports that Meghan Markle was aware of his obvious misogyny by saying, "I didn’t know she was nasty."
That’s an acceptable remark if you just watched a 1986 Janet Jackson video, but it’s weird and offensive in literally every other context.
So it should come as no surprise that Meghan has not been on hand for any portion of Trump’s official state visit to the UK.
And just in case he still didn’t get the message, Prince Harry reportedly snubbed Trump during a private lunch with the Queen on Tuesday.
Now, we’re probably not gonna carpet bomb London over this, but it’s still a pretty big deal.
After all, every president since Harry S. Truman has visited the UK, and our friends across the pond have never been forced to endure such awkwardness before.
When you’ve been out-charmed by Richard f–king Nixon, you know there’s a serious problem.
In an effort to smooth over relations, Trump sat down with the British media’s most famous set of quivering jowls, Piers Morgan:
"They said some of the things that she said and it’s actually on tape," he told Morgan with regard to Meghan’s comments.
"And I said: ‘Well, I didn’t know she was nasty.’ I wasn’t referring to she’s nasty. I said she was nasty about me. And essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me."
Yes, the Donald is in damage control mode, and he’s engaging in some serious back-pedaling.
Trump added that Meghan is "doing a good job" and he continued to offer up awkward attempts at flattery as only he can (dude is so much better at insults):
"I hope she enjoys her life," he added. "I think she’s very nice."
Coming from a guy who seems to have never enjoyed a single day of his life despite getting literally everything he wants, we guess that means a lot.
Of course, that’s not the only asinine drivel that spewed forth from our president’s mouth during his chat with the UK’s equivalent of Rush Limbaugh’s colon polyps.
Asked about the draft dodging that allowed him to escape Vietnam service, Trump remarked, “I think I make up for it now.”
He also suggested that transgender US troops might be hatching an elaborate plan to force the military into paying for their reassignment surgeries.
But that’s just the sort of reactionary bigoted nonsense we’ve sadly grown accustomed to at this point.
Such a nasty president.