‘Clumsy, Inept, Disgraceful’: Leaked Secret Memos From British Ambassador Destroy Donald Trump
An unprecedented leak of recent official diplomatic cables has revealed Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, views on Donald Trump, calling the US president “inept” and at risk of ending his presidency in “disgrace.”
In one excoriating message, obtained by The Mail, Sir Kim is said to have written: “We don’t really believe [Trump’s] Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less disgraceful; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”
The disclosure of highly sensitive cables between the British embassy in Washington and Downing Street could strain the so-called “special relationship” between the U.K. and the U.S.
It also raises questions about leaks at the heart of government and of the morale of the civil service.
The publication of extracts from the cables on Sunday could also prompt a direct response from Trump himself.
Sir Kim, 65, has been Britain’s “man in Washington” since January 2016, 10 months before Trump’s election victory. He was previously the U.K.’s representative to the European Union and a national security adviser.
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