President Trump is not happy after an embarrassing leak on Sunday revealed how the U.K.’s ambassador to the U.S. truly felt about Trump’s behavior in office.
In the leaks — candid diplomatic cables between ambassador Kim Darroch and his bosses in London — he characterized Trump and his administration as wildly unprofessional and unpredictable.
Darroch wrote in one memo, “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.”
Trump slammed the ambassador on Twitter and took a shot at Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday in response. He noted that he has “been very critical about the way the U.K, and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit.” He claimed that he “told her how it should be done.”
The president went on to claim that he doesn’t know the ambassador, but “he is not liked or well-though of within the U.S.” He added, “we will no longer deal with him.” Trump said that he “thoroughly enjoyed” his state visit to the U.K. but that he was “most impressed” with the Queen.
….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
Theresa May is leaving her post soon, which means that Trump will be dealing with a new prime minister. That might be Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who told reporters on Monday, that Darroch wasn’t speaking for the British government and added, “I think the U.S. administration is highly effective and we have the warmest of relationships and a partnership based on standing up for shared values.”
A spokesperson for Theresa May called the leaks “unacceptable.”
Trump has had a sometimes cold relationship with the British during his time in office. The United Kingdom has had issues with some of the moves that the administration has made, like pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal or moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.