Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

United Kingdom envoy's leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

United Kingdom envoy's leaked views inspire more insults in Trump tweets

Britain's ambassador to Washington resigned on Wednesday after Donald Trump labelled him "stupid" and "wacky" following the release of confidential memos from the envoy in which he branded the USA president's administration inept. "I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador".

These are close contacts, with whom we have spent years building relationships: "they are the gate keepers and the "Trump Whisperers" - the individuals we rely upon to ensure the United Kingdom voice is being heard in the West Wing", he said.

September 2017 - Following the attempted bombing of a train in London, May says it is unhelpful for anyone to speculate about the attack after Trump tweets that London police had the suspects in their sights.

Sir Kim quit as Britain's man in Washington today after it emerged he had called Donald Trump "inept" and the current White House "uniquely dysfunctional".

Such "malicious leaks" can harm British-U.S. relations and "our wider security interest", he warned.

"We might be flavor of the month, but this is still the land of 'America First, '" wrote Darroch, who in other memos described Trump as "inept" and his administration as mired in chaos.

In contrast, Hunt said Darroch would remain in the role until his December retirement.

Trump responded by insulting May and calling Darroch "wacky".

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Trump said he gave direction to May on how to handle Brexit, the movement to leave the European Union, but she bungled it.

The missives threaten to plunge Washington and London into a rare diplomatic crisis and have landed their author, British envoy Kim Darroch - and by default his prime minister - in the U.S. president's crosshairs.

"That tranche of documents - diplomatic telegrams - was leaked to a British newspaper; it is assumed by either a politician or civil servant who is sympathetic to Donald Trump and wanted to embarrass the ambassador:" said Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee from London.

Former Foreign Secretary William Hague told the BBC the government was right to back Sir Kim.

He said: "I have got a good relationship with the White House and I have no embarrassment in saying that".

"The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy", Trump added.

Likening the president to Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in The Terminator, the ambassador claimed that Trump could "emerge from the flames, battered but intact", but also warned that the United States may "do some profoundly damaging things to the world trade system" or engage in an ill-advised military intervention.

With a devastating pair of tweets on Monday that all but declared Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch persona-non-grata, the President did more than simply feed a personal grudge.

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