“We will no longer deal with him” President Trump responds to UK Ambassador Kim comments
After a very eventful state visit by the 45th President of the United State Donald J Trump to the United Kingdom on invitation by the Queen, It would appear that those who have issues with his style of presidency runs deep in Theresa May’s Government.
Today it came to light via the Mail on Sunday’s journalist Isabel Oakeshott that the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United States made some unpleasant remarks about President’s Trump Administration in a Leaked Diplomatic internal cable that was meant for a few top level UK Government officials.
Ambassador Kim Darroch among other things called Donald Trump Clumsy, Inept, Incompetent and that his administration was not stable.
Exact from the letter read:
“We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.” He questioned whether the White House “will ever look competent”
President Trump in his usual fashion took to twitter to hit back at Sir Kim Darroch saying:
“I have been very critical about the way the U.K 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 do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S. 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!”
thought of within the U.S 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 moth, it was the Queen who i was most impressed with!
The United Kingdom’s 10 downing street has been hard at work trying to mend this diplomatic mishap.
Members of the UK parliament expressed their dissatisfaction with the Ambassador’s comments and demanded an immediate investigation into where the breach of trust occurred and who leaked the memo. They made it clear that this amounted to treason and was unacceptable.
A Foreign Office minister, told the house of Commons it was the government’s belief that t source of the leak came from within Whitehall, rather than foreign agents.
He said one of the documents was saved from 2017, but three of the memos were produced around 8 to 10 days ago, which suggests that the source is still holds Government position.
A statement from the Foreign office announced that an inquiry into the leaked memo had been launched and there will be very serious consequences’ for whoever was responsible for the leak, should they be discovered.
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt also weighed in on the situation, praising the Trump Administration as highly effective and stating that he disagrees with the UK’s ambassador comments. However, the foreign secretary said it
what was functional to the proper functioning of a diplomatic network which he happens to believe is one of the finest if not the finest in the world is to be able to exchange opinions frankly.
On Monday the the international trade secretary Liam Fox, was in Washington in an attempt to soften the hearts of the Trump Administration. Reports suggest he was due to apologise for the leak.
He told the BBC:
“This is such a damaging, potentially damaging event that I hope the full force of our internal discipline, or even the law, will come down on whoever actually carried out this particular act.”
In light of all these chaos some officials within the Government of Theresa May are reluctant to advocate for the removal Ambassador Kim from office sighting that he has done nothing wrong.
The man at the centre of this whole show down, Ambassador Kim will conclude his term at the end of this year and he will be retiring.