British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt lashed once more Tuesday at President Trump, calling his remarks in regards to the UK’s US ambassador and Prime Minister Theresa May “disrespectful and wrong.”
“@realDonaldTrump friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our Prime Minister and my country,” Hunt, who are vying to succeed May as prime minister, talked about on Twitter.
“Your diplomats give their private opinions to @SecPompeo and so do ours! You said the UK/US alliance was the greatest in history and I agree … but allies need to treat each other with respect as @theresa_may has always done with you.”
He added: “Ambassadors are appointed by the UK government and if I become PM our Ambassador stays.”
The president tweeted on Monday that his authorities will “no longer deal” with Sir Kim Darroch over messages leaked to Britain’s Daily Mail, in which the envoy known as the Trump White House “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional.”
Britain talked about it might apologize on to Trump and his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump over the leaked memos.
On Tuesday, Trump continued his assault on Darroch, describing him as “wacky” and a “pompous fool.”
“The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy,” Trump talked about in a tweet.
“He ought to speak to his nation, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and by no means be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled.
“I informed @theresa_may how to try this deal, however, she went her personal silly way-was unable to get it accomplished. A catastrophe! I don’t know the Ambassador however have been informed he’s a pompous idiot. Tell him the USA now has the perfect Economy & Military wherever in the World, by far,” he talked about.
May’s Downing Street office has talked about that whereas the leak is unfortunate, “Kim Darroch continues to have the prime minister’s full support.”
Shortly after Hunt’s tweets, officers confirmed meeting between British Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had been canceled, in response to Sky News.
Hunt and his rival Boris Johnson are competing to alternate May as Conservative Party chief and prime minister.
Asked about Trump’s criticism of May, Johnson talked about, “Myself, I have said some pretty critical things about the Brexit negotiations so far” and “I think it’s very important that we have a strong relationship with our most important ally.”