‘Foolish’ May, ‘wacky’ envoy – Trump blasts UK

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US President Donald Trump has lashed out at “foolish” British Prime Minister Theresa May and her “wacky” Washington ambassador, stepping up a tirade against a close ally whose envoy had branded his administration inept.

Prime Minister May has given her full support to Washington envoy Kim Darroch after a series of memos in which he described the Trump administration as “dysfunctional”, “diplomatically clumsy and inept”. The memos were leaked to a British newspaper on Sunday.

Government ministers in London have said the leaked cables were only a partial reflection of Sir Kim’s assessments and did not reflect Britain’s views.

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Their backing for the embattled diplomat infuriated the US president, who fired off a second series of scathing tweets on Tuesday.

“The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy,” Mr. Trump twitted, describing Kim Darroch as a “pompous fool”.

“He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled. I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way…”

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Mrs. May will leave office before the end of the month. She has previously clashed with Mr. Trump over a number of issues, including Muslim relations and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

But the timing of the rift comes as Britain is hoping to strike a major trade deal with its closest ally after it leaves the European Union, an exit scheduled for October 31.

The two contenders to replace PM May, former London mayor Boris Johnson and foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, have both indicated they could support leaving the

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EU without a deal, making a future agreement with the US even more important.

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