Britain on Monday said it’s going to apologize to the White House after leaked confidential memos revealed its ambassador to the US described the Trump administration as “inept” and “dysfunctional.”
”Contact has been made with the Trump administration, setting out our view that we think about the leak is unacceptable,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May suggested reporters. ”It is, in any case, a matter of regret that this has occurred.”
Trade Minister Liam Fox said he’ll apologize immediately to President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser, who he is anticipated to meet whereas in Washington.
“I will be apologizing for the fact that either our civil service or elements of our political class have not lived up to the expectations that either we have or the United States has about their behavior, which in this particular case has lapsed in a most extraordinary and unacceptable way,” he suggested BBC radio.
Britain moreover said it has launched an investigation into who leaked the emails from Sir Kim Darroch to the Daily Mail.
“I hope if we can identify the individual, either the full force of internal discipline – or if necessary the law – will be brought to bear because this sort of behavior has no place in public life,” Fox said, together with the leak was “unprofessional, unethical and unpatriotic.”
Darroch is considered one of many cables, 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.”
Trump, speaking to reporters on Sunday, said “We’re not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well.”