Monday, October 25, 2021

Trump settles with Ambassador Darroch and Theresa May


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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US President Donald Trump has expressed his contempt for the diplomat after hearing critical memos from the British Ambassador Kim Darroch in Washington. “We will not deal with him anymore,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday. He did not know the ambassador, but he was not popular.

The Daily Mail on Sunday, had quoted from secret memos by Ambassador  Darroch. In it, the government of Trump is described as “incompetent”. The US president exudes uncertainty and act awkwardly, Darroch wrote. “We do not really expect this government to become more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less split; less diplomatically clumsy and awkward, “Darroch wrote in a telegram.

Trump linked his announcement on Monday with sharp criticism of the British Prime Minister’s Brexit course Theresa May, It has caused chaos, wrote the Republican. “I told her how to do it, but she decided to go another way.” The good news for Britain is that the country will soon have a new prime minister.US President said.

Meanwhile, London is looking for the cause of the leak. “Of course there will be grave consequences if and when we find out who is responsible,” the British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday. British diplomats around the world should be able to trust that “they can continue to give us their honest assessments.”

Hunt also distanced himself from assessment of Darroch, it is more about “personal opinions”. The US government remains “most effective under Trump and the best friend of Britain on the international stage”.

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has “full confidence” in Darroch, without sharing his opinion on the US government, said a spokeswoman for Theresa May. The publication of the memos was “completely unacceptable”. Foreign Trade Minister Liam Fox told the BBC in view of ongoing negotiations on a new free trade agreement between the two countries that the process was “unprofessional, unethical and unpatriotic”.

British Foreign Office has not questioned the authenticity of the endorsements. A spokeswoman said ambassadors were paid “to be honest” and to provide ministers with a “sincere, unvarnished assessment of politics in their country.” According to the Daily Telegraph, up to 100 people in the State Department and other government agencies see such endorsements. But few high-level ministry representatives would have access to all the documents.

Read also: British ambassador in Washington describes Trump as “incompetent”

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