US President Donald Trump says he “will no longer deal” with the British ambassador to the United States after memos describing Trump’s administration as dysfunctional, clumsy and inept were leaked.
“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him,” Trump tweeted.
He also criticised outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May in the Twitter post.
“What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way,” he said on Monday.
“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!” he wrote.
Trump attacked ambassador Kim Darroch a day after the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported Darroch made the critical comments, citing a series of confidential memos.
In memos to the British government which date from 2017 to the present, Darroch said Trump “radiates insecurity” and advised officials in London that to deal with him effectively “you need to make your points simple, even blunt”.
Trump dismissed the ambassador as not having “served the UK well”.
May’s spokesman said Britain’s government has told Washington that leaks of the memos were a matter of regret.