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WorldBritish ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch resigns after Trump criticism

15:25  10 july  2019
15:25  10 july  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

UK's top envoy in US says Trump executive 'inept': report

UK's top envoy in US says Trump executive 'inept': report Britain's ambassador in the United States has described President Donald Trump and his administration as "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional", according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Mail on Sunday. Ambassador Kim Darroch reportedly said Trump's presidency could "crash and burn" and "end in disgrace", in the cache of secret cables and briefing notes sent back to Britain seen by the newspaper. "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," Darroch allegedly wrote in one dispatch.

Britain' s Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch , has resigned after a series of leaked diplomatic cables revealed he told 10 Downing Street that the Trump administration was "inept" and "clumsy." JUST WATCHED. Kim Darroch , British ambassador to the US , resigns .

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LONDON —After several days of intense criticism by President Trump, who called the British ambassador to Washington a “pompous fool” and said his administration would no longer work with him, Kim Darroch on Wednesday resigned his post.

Darroch had become embroiled in controversy after a cache of secret diplomatic cables were leaked to a British tabloid over the weekend. The memos from Darroch described the Trump as “insecure” and said that the administration was “inept” and “dysfunctional.”

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Ambassador to the U . S . Kim Darroch had called the Trump administration “inept” and “incompetent” in diplomatic cables.

In leaked documents, Kim Darroch , Britain’ s ambassador to the United States, gave candid comments about President Trump and his Just as the U . S . ambassador here will send back his reading of Westminster politics and personalities.” A spokesman for the British Foreign Office said

Trump reacted by tweeting that Darroch was “wacky” and “a very stupid guy” and “a pompous fool.” Trump went on to insult outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May for her “failed Brexit negotiation.” Trump boasted that he told May how to do the deal, “but she went her own foolish way — was unable to get it done. A disaster!”

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May said to Parliament on Wednesday that she told Darroch that it is a “matter of great regret that he has felt it necessary to leave his position as ambassador in Washington.”

“Sir Kim has given a lifetime of service to the United Kingdom and we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude,” she said at the start of Prime Minister's Questions.

U.K. PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump

U.K. PM May stands by ambassador after leaked cables bash Trump Leaked cables revealed United Kingdom Ambassador Kim Darroch criticizing President Trump and his administration, causing a diplomatic rift between the allied nations and a personal rebuke from Mr. Trump -- but Prime Minister Theresa May is standing by her envoy. "We have made clear to the U.S. how unfortunate this leak is. The selective extracts leaked do not reflect the closeness of, and the esteem in which we hold, the relationship," a spokesperson for May said in a written statement.

© Neil Hall/Bloomberg President Trump speaks alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May during a news conference in London on Tuesday, June 4 They are, instead, messages sent from Britain’ s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch , to members of the British government from

British ambassador to the U . S . Kim Darroch had lambasted the Trump administration as “inept” and “incompetent” in leaked diplomatic messages.

“Good government depends on public servants being able to give full and frank advice,” she said, adding, “I hope the House will reflect on the importance of defending our values and principles, particularly when they are under pressure.”

In a letter to permanent undersecretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Darroch wrote, “the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.”

Darroch noted that his tenure was scheduled to last until the end of the year, but he had decided to depart now.

The name-calling, between two close allies, took on a heightened tone because May will leave 10 Downing Street in a matter of days, likely to be replaced by former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

At a debate on Tuesday evening, Johnson declined to criticize Trump for his tweets and would not promise to keep Darroch on the job — as May had done.

In his letter, Darroch wrote, “I am grateful to all those in the UK and the US, who have offered their support during this difficult few days. This has brought home to me the depth of friendship and close ties between our two countries. I have been deeply touched.”

This story is developing.

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British ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch resigns after Trump criticism© Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington.

UK police investigate Kim Darroch cables.
Police in the UK have opened a criminal investigation into the leaked diplomatic cables that led to the resignation of Kim Darroch, the country's ambassador to the United States. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); There is a "clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice," Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said on Friday. "I would say to the person or people who did this, the impact of what you have done is obvious.

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