Meghan Markle’s own father, Thomas Markle, has spoken against the rumors that his daughter may have a future in politics. Newsweek reports that Thomas doesn’t think Meghan has “any ambition” to be president and that even if she did, Oprah Winfrey would “push her out of the way.”
Thomas spoke to GB News about the speculation that the Duchess of Sussex may want to run for office someday. “I don’t think she has any ambition to be a mayor, I don’t think she has any ambition to be a governor or president,” he stated. “I don’t think that’s in her mind at all. If someone’s saying that, it might be cute.”
Although Meghan has never spoken publicly about wanting a career in politics, speculation has been circulating for months. In September of 2020, a source told Vanity Fair that Meghan “would seriously consider running for president,” which is why she refused to give up her American citizenship. Meghan’s friend and the author of her biography, Omid Scobie, has also claimed that the duchess could enter the political field at some point. As stated, per Page Six, “Meghan is the embodiment of the American dream. One day we may see Meghan become president.”
It seems that only time will tell if Meghan has any political aspirations, and how Americans would feel about her running for office.