- Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador in Washington, has been slammed by Donald Trump after an email leak
- The leaked emails saw Darroch criticize the Trump administration as Inept and dysfunctional
The British political system is currently awaiting a shift in power as the winner of the ongoing race for the seat of prime minister following the resignation of Theresa May is due to be announced this month. Whoever clinches the seat will have significant implications for not only Brexit relations within the UK but also on its relationship with the rest of the world.
When the winner does take the seat, it seems they will have some rebuilding of relationships to do as it was reported on July 8, 2019 that US president Donald Trump has severed ties with the UK’s ambassador in Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, as a result of some leaked emails that showed harsh criticism of the Trump administration.
Following the leak of the emails, Trump took to Twitter to express his anger and this was not solely reserved for Darroch as he took aim at outgoing prime minister Theresa May by saying that it was a good thing the country is about to get a new prime minister.
In the emails in question, Darroch stated that the Trump administration was inept and dysfunctional, which has brought him criticism from Trump supporters and from Trump himself.
Theresa May has responded to the scandal by stating that while she does not agree with Darroch, she has full faith in him. She has also stated that her office has made contact with the White House regarding the matter. Trump has doubled down on his comments by saying that Darroch is not well liked in the US and that “we’re not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well”.
When May expressed her support for the ambassador, Trump brought up Brexit and said that he has always been very critical of her handling of Brexit and the matter should have been handled by now.
He ended his twitter posts by stating that while he enjoyed his state visit to the UK last month, it was the Queen who impressed him and not Theresa May.
Though Trump has said that he will not deal with the ambassador from now on, the long-term effects of this incident are not fully known.