Trump made the comments after attending the same Halloween party as the prince in New York. Trump and Andrew were seen speaking together, the magazine said.
Trump told reporters at the NATO summit in London on Tuesday: “I don’t know Prince Andrew, but it’s a tough story. It’s a very tough story.”
Trump was referring to allegations Prince Andrew had sex with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges she was groomed by British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to have sex with friends of Jeffrey Epstein, which included Prince Andrew.
The prince denies the claims made by Roberts Giuffre.
According to the People article, Prince Andrew was seen chatting with Trump, and then Ghislane Maxwell, at the Halloween party.
“The teetotaling Andrew sipped bottled water and chatted with Maxwell, who wore a leopard-print jacket and platinum wig, as well as with Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss,” Tauber wrote.
One of her accusers is Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was a teenager.
Prince Andrew has “categorically” denied the claim.
“It didn’t last very long, the whole entire procedure. It was disgusting. Um, he wasn’t mean or anything, but he got up and he said, ‘thanks,’ and walked out. And I sat there in bed just horrified and ashamed,” Giuffre told BBC Panorama this week.