Washington DC, July 9: United States President Donald Trump has on Monday stepped up attacks over the United Kingdom’s ambassador Sir Kim Darroch in Washington DC, stating “we will no longer deal with him”.
According to BBC news reports, in comments on Twitter, Trump has also hit out at British Prime Minister Theresa May, stating it was “good news” that a new prime minister would be allocated to Britain.
On Sunday, in the leaked emails, Kim described the US president’s administration on “inept” and dysfunctional. PM May stated she had “full faith” in Kim but did not back Kim or agree with his remarks.
May’s spokesperson had termed the email lead as “absolutely unacceptable”, and stated the office of the prime minister had made immediate contact with the White House.
Trump had already replied to the leaked emails saying “we’re not big fans od that man and he has not served the UK well”.
Trump took it to Twitter with a series of posts saying Kim was “not liked or well thought of within the US”.
Apparently not happy by the British prime minister’s support to the ambassador, the US president again lambasted at May’s handling of Brexit deal, terming it “a mess”.
Trump tweeted, “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 do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S.”
He added, “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 month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
In the emails leaked, Kim said, “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 also questioned whether the White House “will ever look competent” but cautioned Trump shouldn’t be written off.
The emails which dated 2017 said the rumours about “infighting and chaos” in the US were kind of true and policies over sensitive issues like Iran was “incoherent, chaotic”.