Trump ridicules outgoing PM Theresa May for Brexit mess, saying he no longer deal with British ambassador.

President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House will no longer deal with British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch after a series of leaked diplomatic cables revealed he told 10 Downing Street that the administration was "inept" and "clumsy."

Iran PressAmerica: "I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled 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. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US," Trump tweeted.

"We will no longer deal with him. The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister. While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!" he said.

Despite Trump's claim that he does not know the ambassador, the President has met Darroch several times including on his recent trip to the UK.

In the cables leaked to the Daily Mail newspaper, Darroch warned the UK government that Trump's "career could end in disgrace," and described conflicts within the White House as "knife fights."

Senior British politicians defended Darroch

Senior British politicians have defended the country's ambassador to the US and the UK Prime Minister's spokesman said Monday that Theresa May has "full faith" in Darroch, adding that providing an "unvarnished assessment" is an ambassador's job.

The spokesman added, however, that May does not agree with Darroch and that London had contacted Washington to say the leaks were "unacceptable and a matter of regret."

Asked specifically about Trump's tweets, May's office told CNN later Monday that the Prime Minister's position is "unchanged from earlier today."

Likewise, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, laid blame with the person who carried out the "unconscionable" leaks -- rather than the ambassador himself -- during an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Monday.

"It's not a problem with the ambassador. This a problem with the ethics of the individual who carried out this particular leak," said Fox, adding that he hoped the "full force" of the law would come down on the person responsible.


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