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Meghan Markle takes veiled shot at Trump ‘over scary and intimidating voter suppression’ in Gloria Steinem chat

MEGHAN Markle took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump “over scary and intimidating voter suppression tactics” in a new chat with Gloria Steinem.

In a black and white clip released on social media, the Duchess of Sussex, 39, expressed admiration for the 86-year-old political activist’s work in fighting for gender equality and they discuss the importance of voting.

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“And then you think: ‘You know, it’s not worth it.’ You decide to step out of line and relinquish your right to vote,” Markle said.

“That’s bad enough, but then there’s a ripple effect because whoever is in the back of the line says, ‘Whatever they did to them…I don’t want that to happen to me.’

“That, I think, is so frightening. But I wonder how we circumvent that and how we get people to feel empowered.”

Los Angeles-born Markle has been using her platform to encourage people to vote ahead of the upcoming US presidential election in November.

Trump is facing a close-run race with Democratic rival Joe Biden, with the battle lines redrawn amid the coronavirus pandemic mass protests over racism in the US.

The Duchess courted controversy last week when she was a surprise guest on Michelle Obama’s When All Women Vote event on Thursday.

She appeared to take a dig at Trump, saying: “We all know what’s at stake.”

Markle added: “If you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

“If you are complacent, you are complicit.”

She added: “This fight is worth fighting and we all have to be out there mobilizing to have our voices heard.

“We can make a difference in this election and we will make a difference in this election.”

It’s not the first time that Markle has had strong words for the US President.

Markle detailed why she didn’t like Trump in a 2016 interview on talk show The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore ahead of his election win.

She said: “It’s really the moment I go. We film Suits in Toronto and I might just stay in Canada.

“Yes, of course, Trump is divisive, think about female voters alone, right?”

Trump previously called Markle “nasty” over the comment during an interview with The Sun in the Oval Office.

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