• President Trump was asked about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry allegedly encouraging people to vote for Joe Biden
  • His comment saying he was "not a fan" of Markle and wishing Prince Harry "luck" received a mixed response on Twitter
  • Markle and Prince Harry have not officially endorsed a presidential candidate

President Donald Trump said he was "not a fan" of Meghan Markle and wished Prince Harry "luck" after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex urged Americans to vote during their Time 100 appearance. This remark had netizens wondering why Trump reacted differently toward the couple, taking aim at Markle but not her husband.

During a White House press conference Wednesday, Trump was asked about the video, with the reporter saying the couple "essentially encouraged people to vote for Joe Biden," though neither Markle nor Prince Harry mentioned any candidate by name. In response, the president said, "I’m not a fan of hers and I would say this—and she probably has heard that—but I wish a lot of luck to Harry, cause he’s gonna need it."

Trump's statement received a mixed reaction on Twitter. Some asked why he only went after Markle when Prince Harry participated in the video as well.

"Why did he only come at Meghan Markle when the reporter clearly said 'Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.....' i wonder why he isn't a fan of Prince Harry's wife but is a fan of Prince Harry," one commented.

"Notice how the reporter said they BOTH chimed in and he only talked about disliking Meghan," another wrote.

Other Twitter users pointed out that Trump may have only targeted Markle because of their past feud. Markle previously suggested during a 2016 interview that she won't live in the U.S. if Trump won the presidency, calling him "misogynistic." Trump later referred to Markle as "nasty" during a recorded 2019 interview with British newspaper The Sun.

"She’s said awful things about trump. I think he responded mildly," one wrote.

A number of netizens, however, believe that Trump didn't take a swipe at Prince Harry due to his royal connection.

One suggested that the POTUS didn't want to openly disrespect a member of the royal family.

"Probably two reasons behind him being passive aggressive towards only Meghan," another Twitter user wrote. "He's a known sexist and racist but I'm sure he wouldn't want an international incident between himself and the Queen if he started insulted her grandson. Although she may take issue if he continues."

Meanwhile, others backed Trump for his comment, with one person commenting, "Sometimes the man is just spot on and you need to just toast a perfect opinion!"

"This killed me. The reason I love him is he doesn't just sit back, he hits them hard," another wrote.

"This is a perfect example of why we love Trump - he's brutally honest. Simple as that," a third user tweeted.

Markle and Prince have not openly endorsed any presidential candidate, but some have interpreted their call urging people to participate in the election as support for Biden, The Guardian reported.

"Now we're just six weeks out from Election Day, and today is National Voter Registration Day. Every four years, we are told the same thing, that 'this is the most important election of our lifetime.' But this one is," Markle said. "When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. Your voice is a reminder that you matter. Because you do. And you deserve to be heard."

Prince Harry called on everyone to "reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."

Aside from her Time 100 special appearance, Markle has been encouraging Americans to vote on Nov. 3 during her other engagements as well.

In fact, Gloria Steinem recently shared during a video chat with Access Hollywood that she and the Duchess of Sussex cold-called voters to encourage them to participate in the election. The political activist said it was Markle's initiative to reach out to voters.

US President Donald Trump says the election could be rigged and he doesn't guarantee a transfer of power
US President Donald Trump says the election could be rigged and he doesn't guarantee a transfer of power AFP / MANDEL NGAN