Wednesday 23 October 2019

'Pompous fool' - Trump launches fresh onslaught on 'wacky' UK ambassador

Clumsy and inept: British ambassador Kim Darroch offered a critical view of Donald Trump's White House. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Clumsy and inept: British ambassador Kim Darroch offered a critical view of Donald Trump's White House. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Gavin Cordon

Donald Trump has dramatically stepped up the war of words over Britain's US ambassador, branding him a "pompous fool".

In his latest explosive tweets, the president complained that Sir Kim Darroch was a "very stupid guy" who had been foisted on the US.

He also again attacked Theresa May over Brexit, accusing her of ignoring his advice and "going her own foolish way".

His latest intervention came as the Cabinet reiterated its full support for Sir Kim following the leak of a series of diplomatic dispatches in which he branded the US administration as "inept".

Mr Trump said: "The wacky ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy.

"He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was 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 and military anywhere in the world, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger.

"Thank you, Mr President!"

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