Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Hunt responds to Trump over leaked memo outrage

Hunt responds to Trump over leaked memo outrage

Donald Trump has been accused of disrespecting the United Kingdom and the Prime Minister after a Twitter tirade about her "foolish" leadership.

A formal civil service leak inquiry has been launched, but MPs called for the police to investigate.

The US President's digital tirade against the British prime minister came hours after Downing Street reiterated the UK's ambassador to the US Kim Darroch has May's "full support" following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of Trump's presidency.

The leaked emails from the ambassador said President Trump "radiates insecurity" and his team were "dazzled" by the state visit to the UK. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of in the US.

Despite President Trump's tweet that "we will no longer deal with" Darroch, the State Department said Tuesday it will and has not been given any instructions not to.

Trump's devastating tweets sent a clear message to London that Darroch, a career diplomat who was on Monday branded an anti-Trump globalist by his foes back home, is no longer welcome in the White House.

In his second Twitter-rant following the leak of emails from Sir Kim Darroch, President Trump hit out at the British ambassador as "wacky" and a "pompous fool". "Tell him the United States of America 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!"

As the British Secretary for International Trade, Fox defended the ambassador in an interview with the BBC on Monday, stating that Darroch was "held in high regard", and condemned whoever was behind the leaks.

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In his tweets, Trump also targeted outgoing May and her approach to Brexit.

"I have got a good relationship with the White House and I have no embarrassment in saying that", he told reporters.

"WH official confirms that British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch was uninvited from tonight's dinner for the Amir of Qatar".

Sir Kim, who became ambassador to the U.S. in January 2016 about a year before Mr Trump took office, also questioned whether the White House "will ever look competent" but also warned that the USA president should not be written off.

May is due to leave office before the end of the month and has previously clashed with Trump over a number of issues from Muslim relations to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, told MPs that he had made the request in a letter to the Metropolitan Police. I told her how it should be done, but she chose to go another way.

Johnson, the forerunner to succeed Theresa May, then said Trump had been dragged into a "British political debate". "I don't think it was necessarily the right thing for him to do", he said in an ITV television debate.

One cable to Britain's Foreign Office read: "We don't really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction driven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept".

Senior figures lined up to insist the ministers were right to stand up for Sir Kim and warned the Government must not bow to United States pressure.

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