Meghan Markle will “likely” launch a US presidential campaign, but would “grapple” with the barrage of criticism of politicians for being “sensitive,” her biographer claims.
Acid-written Tom Bower, who has reportedly agreed a six-figure sum to tell the pregnant duchess’s story, said she would have to learn to “ take the heat ” when she went into politics because she public figures are those who resist the most from the press.
Speak against Closer to magazine, he added that Meghan, 39, should be a ‘team player’ and build an army of loyal staff – something she seems to have had problems with during her life as a royal family.
The prospect of Meghan running for president is possible and I would even say it probably is. I really believe it’s where she sees herself going, ‘he told the publication.
Meghan Markle will ‘likely’ launch a presidential campaign, but would ‘grapple’ with the barrage of criticism of politicians for being ‘sensitive’, her biographer claims (pictured during the Oprah interview)
Bower, known for his unsaved, unauthorized biographies of towering figures including Boris Johnson, Prince Charles and Robert Maxwell, said Meghan has “ all the qualities ” necessary for a strong political candidate, citing her drive, ambition, self-confidence and conviction. and public speaking skills.
He claimed the former Suits star had ‘had her time’ in the acting world and is now aiming for the political scene, as she has already ‘dreamed up’ a new life for her and Harry in California.
Bower said that when Meghan wants something done, it happens – noting the multimillion-dollar Netflix and Spotify deals she and Harry, 36, have struck, as well as the Oprah interview that made headlines around the world as a result of their explosive claims about the royal family.
But the ‘big’ problem Meghan faces when she goes to congress is the fact that she’s ‘clearly sensitive’, and while she may think she’s had a rough ride with the press so far, politicians are getting on a daily basis. faced with a barrage of criticism.
“They are probably the public figures most opposed,” Bower told Closer. ‘I really think she would have a hard time. She should learn to tolerate the heat. ‘
The ‘big’ problem Meghan faces when she goes to congress, according to Bower, is the fact that she’s ‘clearly sensitive’, and while she may think she’s had a rough ride with the press so far, politicians are becoming faced with a barrage of criticism on a daily basis. Pictured: The Duchess delivers a speech at a school meeting in Essex as part of a surprise visit in March 2020
He said another ‘problem’ is the fact that in order to get voted on and build a campaign, the Duchess ‘should be a team player’ and ‘build a team of loyal employees’.
“We’ve seen from the reports of her employees quitting and moving on that she doesn’t seem to be holding on to her team,” he noted.
A senior Palace aide has accused her of “ unacceptable behavior ” towards two personal aides and undermining a third’s trust, leading Buckingham Palace to open an investigation into the claims – which the Duchess has denied and branded a “ smear campaign. ”
It emerged last week that Harry and Meghan’s Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Archewell, Catherine St Laurent, whom they had taken on the hunt from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, had unexpectedly retired after only 11 months in the job.
Insiders have claimed the Canadian-born mother of two “wanted to leave” after finding herself “had to fill a host of roles for the couple” outside of her contract.
The Sussexes were haunted by a wave of departures from their ranks as working royals, losing at least two PAs and other key personnel from their private office.
Bower added, “Nonetheless, I think she has a good chance of entering the White House – and maybe one day visiting the UK as President of the United States to have tea with the Queen!”
Acid-written biographer Tom Bower has reportedly agreed on a six-figure amount to tell the Duchess’s story (pictured on GMB in 2018)
Bower will spend 12 months rigorously researching Meghan’s unauthorized biography, talking to friends, enemies and associates of Harry and Meghan so he can tell the Duchess’s story.
A source said The sun: ‘This is the book Meghan will fear. Tom doesn’t pull his fists, and is terrifyingly thorough in his research. No stone is limitless. ‘
Earlier this month, a senior Labor figure – a veteran of Tony Blair’s Downing Street administration with strong ties to Washington – told The Mail on Sunday that Meghan was networking with senior Democrats with a view to setting up a campaign. and fundraising teams for a tilt on the US Presidency.
A source close to the Duchess declined to comment, but the pair have kept little secret of their political beliefs.
In last year’s US election, they launched a thinly disguised attack on Donald Trump, urging voters to “reject hate speech,” which a spokesman for the couple described as “a call to decency.” Trump himself stated that he was ‘not a fan’ of Meghan.
A source said, “The Blairite, internationalist and democratic party networks are buzzing with talk about Meghan’s political ambitions and potential donors.”
In last year’s US elections, the Sussexes launched a thinly disguised attack on Donald Trump, urging voters to “ reject hate speech, ” which a spokesman for the couple described as “ a call to decency. ” Trump himself stated that he was ‘not a fan’ of Meghan
Last year, a friend of the Duchess told Vanity Fair magazine that one reason she didn’t give up her US citizenship when she got married into the Royal Family was to give her the opportunity to enter politics in Washington.
American constitutional experts responded that she would have to relinquish her title if she wanted to hold public office in the United States, as doing so would violate the US oath of allegiance.
Buckingham Palace sought to distance the Royal Family from the comments made during the US election by issuing a statement saying that “ the Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family ” and describing his comments as being “ made in a personal capacity ” ‘.
The source added that it was suspected that the Duchess was looking to 2024, when President Joe Biden will be 82 years old and decides whether to run for a second term.
If she made it to the White House, Meghan would be the first female US president – to succeed where Hillary Clinton narrowly failed four years ago – and the second non-white resident of the Oval Office, after Barack Obama.
She would also follow in the footsteps of President Ronald Reagan, who was a Hollywood actor for four decades before switching to politics. During the 2020 campaign, the Duchess addressed the When All Women Vote Couch Party, the organization co-founded by Michelle Obama to encourage electoral participation.
Meghan’s friends have previously encouraged speculation about her political ambitions – describing her rise from humble beginnings as “the epitome of the American dream.”