President Donald Trump is pushing back against the U.K. diplomat who called him “insecure” in a leaked diplomatic cable — by ranting about him on Twitter for the second straight day.
A series of leaked diplomatic cables published by The Daily Mail over the weekend revealed the candid picture U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch was painting of the Trump administration in sensitive communications with his bosses back in London. Darroch didn’t mince words in the messages, labeling Trump as inept, incompetent, and insecure.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s office has expressed regret over the publication of the messages, but Trump took to Twitter once more on Tuesday to respond to Darroch’s private comments.
“The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy,” Trump wrote in an early morning tweet on Tuesday, arguing that the U.K. ambassador should be more preoccupied with Brexit.
“I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool,” he added.
…handled. I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done. A disaster! I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool. Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2019
Trump’s Tuesday tweet comes after a similar message on Monday. The president vowed to “no longer deal with” the ambassador in a Monday tweet and similarly claimed that he never knew the ambassador.
But if Trump didn’t know Darroch, a number of members of his inner circle certainly did. Politico Playbook published an extensive list of just some of the times Trump’s closest advisers attended parties at the invitation of the ambassador who now draws the ire of the president.
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The president would like you to believe @KimDarroch — the British ambassador to the us — is an outcast who no one likes.
So we compiled a partial list of all the times senior members of his administration partied with him in the last few years pic.twitter.com/dNCuZPsH9T
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 9, 2019
That list includes Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sean Spicer, Rudy Giuliani, and Steve Mnuchin.