In a recent video for Time 100, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle encouraged American citizens to vote in the upcoming election.
They also reminded viewers to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity" as they go to the polls, without calling out anyone in particular.
Watch the clip here.
“It’s time to not only reflect, but act.” This #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, join #Time100 alumni Harry and Meghan… https://t.co/zrA5tXe3PE— ABC (@ABC)1600828919.0
That didn't stop a reporter at President Trump's next press briefing from asking him about the video, however.
President Trump's response has been called out as strangely insulting and misogynistic.
Question to Trump: “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chimed in on the U.S. election and are essentially encouraging p… https://t.co/bEbKLedMz5— Joe Concha (@Joe Concha)1600900743.0
"I wish a lot of luck to Harry, 'cause he's gonna need it" -- Trump disses Meghan Markle https://t.co/iaJ00T9STw— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1600900289.0
It's hard to imagine why Trump, asked about a joint statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, would choose to insult only the woman, and to do it by addressing the man.
President Trump just wished Prince Harry luck with his marriage to Meghan Markle... I almost spit out my coffee😂— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika)1600900259.0
Add another name to the list of women, strong women, black women that @realDonaldTrump is not a fan of. Meghan Markle.— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1600903411.0
Many pointed out that Markle never mentioned President Trump in the video.
All Meghan Markle said was vote against hate. Trump raised his hand and said yes, that's me, I'm the hater!— MizQue (@MizQue)1600905362.0
trump on meghan markle: “I’m not a fan of hers” trump on ghislaine maxwell: “I just wish her well, frankly. I've… https://t.co/ICJHRzFv2k— michelle (@michelle)1600905752.0
@TMZ Sounds like he scared of her influence🙃🤔— JoAnn Gillum (@JoAnn Gillum)1600920842.0
President Trump's history of mistreating women is long and well-documented.
@girlsreallyrule First of all who was the idiot that asked that question? Second, the man that has had 3 marriage… https://t.co/3lpATYq5xs— Lynn Marie (@Lynn Marie)1600903970.0
@girlsreallyrule Of course. They both endorse Biden but the woman of colour is the one he doesn't like. Another exa… https://t.co/S1hVAEsMCt— Kiki Loves Elephants 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 (@Kiki Loves Elephants 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘 🐘)1600955635.0
Some felt there were other, more important issues reporters should be asking about.
@TMZ Maybe the thing he said about getting rid of ballots is a wee bit more important right now you guys. https://t.co/18tnAN4jt1— Jaja Dingdong 🌋🤍💥🥂🎹👶🏻 (@Jaja Dingdong 🌋🤍💥🥂🎹👶🏻)1600906057.0
Meghan Markle is teaming up with Michelle Obama's voter registration org When We All Vote to 'close the race and ag… https://t.co/rrMTbKLRER— NowThis (@NowThis)1600786380.0
Please be sure to vote this November. It's your right and civic duty as an American!