MEGHAN Markle could be the next US President because she “invents her own truth and bulldozes it through just like Donald Trump”, celebrity biographer Tom Bower said today.
The famous author is writing a tell-all book on the Duchess of Sussex and today said she is “clearly very interested in politics and wants to influence the world”.
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Mr Bower said Meghan showed “the first qualification of a politician” when she was able to favour herself against “many of the truths” in her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
He also compared her to former President Trump who was able to “invent his own truth and bulldoze it through” before adding: “That’s what Meghan clearly did.”
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said: “I think so far Meghan has shown in her interview with Oprah she was quite prepared to craft a picture which favoured herself against many of the truths which we would imagine would stand in her way but it didn’t matter to her and that I think is the first qualification of a politician.
“That’s what Trump did, he invented his own truth and bulldozed it through and that’s what Meghan clearly did with Oprah Winfrey and that’s what I think she’s going to do in American politics now.”
Mr Bower, who wrote books on Simon Cowell, Philip Green and Bernie Ecclestone, said Meghan is “clearly popular with young people” and said she will be “well placed” with her powerful friends including Barack Obama.
He added: “Clearly she’s very popular with young people and ethnic groups in America and those who are anti-British royalty and anti- the heirachy that the monarchy represents.
“Her challenge will be to fashion policies and promote herself as a proper serious politician as opposed to just somebody who campaigns against racism.
“There’s a lot more to do.
“But I do think she has got the idea of building a team, and she has got people around her who I think are clearly ambitious to promote her profile.
“Her problem will be to create the policies.”
He went on to say the fact she is a woman is not a problem and cited Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel and Theresa May.
Mr Bower added: “I think she is clearly someone who is very interested in politics. I do think that she would like to influence the world.
“So I think she is well placed with her friendships with President Obama and ex-President Clinton so she would be well placed to actually get onto the Democratic ticket.
“In California there are 53 representatives there, most of them Democrats, and she could run for one of them. I think she has got the right basis for it because she is ambitious and she has a lot to say.
“I think her problems are first of all her sensitivity to criticism. In the end, I think what she has managed to do with the Oprah Winfrey interview which trashed the royal family but gave her a global profile.
“She’s now known across the world at the expense of the Royal Family and that is the first step to a political career. She has done that very successfully.”
‘INFLUENCE THE WORLD’
Mr Bower previously said Meghan is “likely” to run for US president but would “struggle” with the scrutiny of politics.
Bower told Closer: “The prospect of Meghan running for president is possible and I’d even say likely. I really believe it’s where she sees herself going.”
He added: “Perhaps [she might] visit the UK to have tea with the Queen one day as President of the United States!”
When asked if his new book will be uncomfortable reading for her, he replied: “I think the truth is always uncomfortable.”
He will start writing the book next year, spending the next 12 months collating evidence and speaking to the star and husband Prince Harry‘s friends, foes and associates.
Following several bids, renowned publishers Simon & Schuster are understood to have bought the rights.
A source told HOAR: “This is the book Meghan will be dreading.
“Tom doesn’t pull his punches, and is terrifyingly thorough in his research. No stone will be left unturned.”