Donald Trump took to Twitter today to criticise the UK ambassador, following leaked emails from the official in which he criticised the President. Emails from Sir Kim Darroch were released on Sunday, in which he described Mr Trump’s administration as “dysfunctional and inept”. The President hit back in kind via Twitter and unleashed an attack against Sir Darroch and Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Donald Trump posted to Twitter today in the wake of the leaked emails from Sir Darroch.
In a scathing indictment of Downing Street, the President said he would no longer be “dealing with” Sir Kim, and said Theresa May had made a “mess” of Brexit.
The President said Mrs May did a “very good job” with Brexit on his state visit last month.
But in a lengthy statement on his Twitter account, Mr Trump said: “I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit.
“What a mess she and her representatives have created.
“I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way.
“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US We will no longer deal with him.
“The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister.
“While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!”
The latest development pushes extra pressure on the next potential Prime Minister, due to be decided later this month.
Whether Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt eventually takes the role, they will have to decide whether they will replace Mr Darroch as UK ambassador to the US.
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Current Prime Minister frontrunner Boris Johnson has stayed quiet in the face of the memo leak, however, Jeremy Hunt came out in support of the Trump administration.
Talking in a press conference, Mr Hunt said: “I don’t agree with some of the views we saw in those letters.
“I think that the US administration is highly effective and we have the warmest of relationships and partnerships.
He added: “We are going to have a leak inquiry, we are going to get to the bottom of it, and of course there will be serious consequences if and when we find out who is responsible.”