Trump denies Prince Charles 'bored' him on climate change during state visit

Former President Donald Trump rejects claims made by former Press Secretary over 'environmentalist' Prince Charles

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In a global, exclusive interview for GB News, former President Donald Trump denied he found Prince Charles boring during a meeting on his 2019 state visit to the UK.

Nigel Farage asked Mr Trump about claims from his former Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham, that he found the Prince of Wales ‘boring’ during a private dinner hosted by the Queen.

US President Donald Trump and the Prince of Wales during the toast at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.
US President Donald Trump and the Prince of Wales during the toast at the Return Dinner at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, London, as part of his state visit to the UK.

The former President responded: ‘No I wasn’t bored, I like Charles, I thought he was good.

‘No, he’s an environmentalist, he talked about the environment most of the meeting, which was fine.

‘I understood that was the purpose of the meeting and he was telling me his views.

‘I was not bored at all, no, I think Charles is a wonderful person.’

Stephanie Grisham, the former White House Press Secretary, alleges in her memoir “I’ll Take Your Questions Now’ that Mr Trump, following his meeting with Charles, ‘complained that the conversation had been terrible.’

The former First Lady Melania Trump chuckled at the former President’s reaction, Ms Grisham claims.

‘Oh, yes, he was very bored’, Melania reportedly said.

Ms Grisham also claims that the 45th President rolled his eyes as he moaned that the Prince of Wales talked about ‘nothing but climate change.’

Prince Charles’ environmentalist credentials are well-known.

In 1989, Charles delivered a speech at the Saving the Ozone Layer World Conference.

He said: ‘Since the Industrial Revolution, human beings have been upsetting that balance [of the natural world], persistently choosing short-term options and to hell with the long-term repercussions.’

I was not bored at all, no, I think Charles is a wonderful person

Former President Donald Trump

The Prince of Wales received the GCC Global Leader of Change Award for his contribution to environmentalism in May 2017 and in 2019 launched the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

He also addressed world leaders during the opening ceremony of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

He told the conference: ‘I can only urge you, as the world’s decision-makers, to find practical ways of overcoming differences so we can all get down to work, together, to rescue this precious planet and save the threatened future of our young people.’