- Britain's ambassador to the US, Kim Darroch, has said President Donald Tump's administration is weak
- The UK ambassador said that he does not believe Trump's president will ever change for better
- Ambassador Darroch's thought of the US government was contained in a confidential memo that leaked on Sunday, July 7
Britain’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, has reportedly described President Donald Trump’s president as “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional”.
The ambassador’s thought on Trump’s presidency was contained in leaked diplomatic memos that was published on Sunday, July 7, by the Mail, Guardian UK reports.
Ambassador Darroch said Trump’s administration could crash and end in disgrace, saying he does not believe anything about the abnormality of the government will change.
“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,” he said.
However, Darroch also gave a warning that the US president should not be totally written off.
Responding to the harsh comment of the ambassador, the leader of the Brexit party, Nigel Farage, has criticized Kim, adding that the ambassador is “totally unstable for the job” and that the “sooner he is gone, the better”.
However, the British government has defended its ambassador over the comment, saying the ambassador is just doing his job.
The spokesman for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said that their ambassadors are paid to be very honest.
He said: “The British public would expect our ambassadors to provide ministers with an honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in their country.
“Their views are not necessarily the views of ministers or indeed the government. But we pay them to be candid. Just as the U.S. Ambassador here will send back his reading of Westminster politics and personalities."
The spokesman also said that such memos should have been better handled in a confidential way and not leaked as the situation was.
“Of course we would expect such advice to be handled by ministers and civil servants in the right way and it’s important that our ambassadors can offer their advice and for it remain confidential,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Trump claimed in his speech on Independence Day, that the army “took over the airports” from the British during the revolutionary war in the late 1700s.
It was gathered that air travel did not occur in the US until early in the 1900s and the Wright brothers, praised by Trump earlier in his speech, are credited with flying the world’s first plane in 1903.
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