Donald Trump blasts ‘foolish’ Theresa May’s Brexit ‘disaster’ and slams ‘wacky, pompous ambassador’ after leaks

DONALD Trump has issued a second extraordinary blast at Theresa May in just 24 hours -attacking her "foolish" Brexit plans as a "disaster".

In another series of extraordinary tweets he slammed the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch, as "stupid", "wacky" and a "pompous fool".

The special relationship was under serious strain today after his blistering attack on outgoing Mrs May and her government.

It comes just days after memos written by Sir Kim calling President Trump's administration as "inept" were leaked to the press.

President Trump tweeted this afternoon: "The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. 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 & Military anywhere in the World, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger…..Thank you, Mr. President!"

It comes after similar tweets last night where the President refused to continue to work with him.

Downing Street will be hoping the row blows over soon so they don't have to ditch him and put someone else in the role.

This morning No10 stood firmly by Sir Kim and insisted he would be remaining in post.

The PM's spokesperson said: "We have a special and enduring relationship with the US , which is based on a long history and commitment to shared values and that will continue to be the case."

The Prime Minister told Cabinet this morning that while the views expressed in the documents are not necessarily of the views of ministers or the Government it is hugely important that ambassadors are able to provide honest and unvarnished assessments of the politics in their country.

She said it is therefore absolutely right that we continue to give Sir Kim our full support.

President Trump's administration haven't officially pulled the trigger on his ambassadorship, but he was excluded from a top dinner last night and won't be meeting with Liam Fox and Ivanka Trump later today.

The diplomat had been set to meet with the US President and the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at an event hosted by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Leadership front-runner Boris Johnson said this afternoon that the US would continue to be the number one ally of Britain's in future.

"I've got a good relationship with the White House and I have no embarrassment in saying that," he said today.

"The US is, has been and will be for the foreseeable our number one political military friend and partner.

"We will continue to stress the vital importance of that relationship, believe me."



Last night President Trump accused the PM of creating a "mess" over Brexit in a similar series of posts.

In the sensitive documents, Sir Kim allegedly voiced fears that the American president could also still attack Iran.
He wrote: "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."

Sidelining Sir Kim so publicly has effectively rendered him a lame duck ambassador – ignored by the very people he's supposed to be working with.

The 45th Commander-in-Chief also described the UK soon getting a new Prime Minister as "good news".

But he did praise the Queen, saying was "impressed" with the Sovereign when he visited last month.

Sir Kim Darroch's alleged leaked memos

  • "As seen from here, we really don't believe that this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional, less unpredictable, less faction-riven, less diplomatically clumsy and inept."
  • "I don't think this Administration will ever look competent."
  • "For a man who has risen to the highest office on the planet, President Trump radiates insecurity."
  • "His team were also dazzled, telling us that this had been a visit like no other – the hottest ticket of their careers. These are close contacts, with whom we have spent years building relationships: they are the gate keepers and the "Trump Whisperers" – the individuals we rely upon to ensure the UK voice is being heard in the West Wing.
  • (Talking about Iran airstrikes) "It's more likely that he was never fully on board and that he was worried about how this apparent reversal of his 2016 campaign promises would look come 2020"
  • "The worst cannot be ruled out" (Collusion between Trump and Russia)
  • "It's important to 'flood the zone': you want as many as possible of those who Trump consults to give him the same answer.  So we need to be creative in using all the channels available to us through our relationships with his Cabinet, the White House staff, and our contacts among his outside friends."
  • "Of the main campaign promises, not an inch of the Wall has been built; the executive orders on travel bans from Muslim countries have been blocked by the state courts; tax reform and the infrastructure package have been pushed into the middle distance; and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is on a knife edge."

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Foreign Secretary and Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt insisted on Saturday that the 65-year-old was "doing his job" as "frank opinions" from ambassadors are vital.

Hunt had tried to smooth over the Transatlantic rift yesterday by emphasising Sir Kim's words were "not the view of the British government" and "not my view"

The leaks come just weeks after President Trump and his family visited the UK on a state visit and dined with the Queen.

Mrs May rolled out the red carpet as part of an official state visit for her last few weeks in office.

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