President Trump is speaking out about some more scandalous leaks. And they hit close to home, they are coming from the British government.
America and England have had a special relationship for a long time and the leaking of diplomatic cables have put that relationship in jeopardy.
The cables were basically gossip, commentating on news reports of the day but the soon to be former British Ambassador Kim Darroch did disparage President Trump and his administration.
This Monday, President Trump stated that he would “no longer deal with” the U.K.’s ambassador to the U.S. after leaked cables revealed he told top government officials that President Trump is “insecure” and “incompetent,” reported The Hill.
“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him,” President Trump tweeted.
President Trump also slammed outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, who expressed “full faith” in Ambassador Kim Darroch, over her handling of Brexit.
“What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way,” he wrote, adding that “the good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister.”
The President also said that he “thoroughly enjoyed” his state visit to the U.K. last month, but in another jab at May, added that “it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!”
Haaretz reported that trade Minister Liam Fox, who is on a visit to Washington, told BBC radio he would apologize to President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, whom he is due to meet during his trip.
“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 said.
“Malicious leaks of this nature … can actually lead to a damage to that relationship, which can therefore affect our wider security interest.”
These revelations come at a time when Britain is in hopes off striking a major trade deal with its closest ally after it leaves the European Union, an exit currently scheduled for Oct. 31.
President Trump told reporters, of Darroch: “We are not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well, so I can understand and I can say things about him but I won’t bother.”