Priyanka Chopra Says Meghan Markle is the Victim of Racism, Says Nick Jonas Should Run for President
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"I would love to run for prime minister of India," Chopra says. "I would love for Nick to run for president."

Priyanka Chopra believes her friend Meghan Markle is a victim of racism.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, the "Quantico" alum responded to negative media attention the Duchess of Sussex has received -- noting that racial bias played a role in how Markle was received as a new member of the British Royal family.

"For sure, 100%. Of course it has to do with racism, it's an obvious reason," Chopra said. "But the beauty of Meg is that she's been herself through all of this. A lot of people got to know her after everything [once she started dating Harry], but I knew her before and she's the same chick."

"Now that she's got a real platform, she talks about the same things she always did," she continued. "We spent hours speaking about the difference that influence and dialogue can make to the world before this whole thing happened, so what you see now is authentically her. She's always been the girl wanting to move the needle."

Markle, who married Prince Harry back in May 2018, has faced many negative reports in the press regarding her alleged "difficult" behavior, even being branded "Duchess Difficult."

When asked about the reports Chopra came to her pal's defense again and said, "I've seen that and it's really unfortunate. But if there's anyone who can handle it, it's her."

The actress also expressed to The Times she has political aspirations for herself and her husband, Nick Jonas, with whom she's been married to since December 2018.

"I would love to run for prime minister of India," she said. "I would love for Nick to run for president. I don't like the things associated with politics... but I know that both of us really want to make a change. Never say never."

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