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Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit

Trump said that “we will no longer deal with” the British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.

G20 summit Source: PA Wire/PA Images

US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has said that British Prime Minister Theresa May and her representatives have made “a mess” of Brexit, and refused to “deal with” the British ambassador to the US, after emails were leaked at the weekend.

Tweeting this evening, the US President said:

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. We will no longer deal with him.

The UK ambassador to the US is Sir Nigel Kim Darroch.

London has been scrambling to stem the damage caused by the release of confidential correspondence from Darroch, which described Trump as “inept” and his White House as “uniquely dysfunctional”.

The British prime minister’s office called the leak “unacceptable” but also defended the work of ambassadors in providing “honest, unvarnished assessments of politics in their country.”

“The prime minister has full faith in her ambassador to Washington,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.

“The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister,” Trump wrote tonight.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State visit last month, it was the queen who I was most impressed with!

This comes just a month after a State visit by Trump that included a 41-gun salute welcome at Buckingham Palace and a banquet dinner with the queen.

The two world leaders had also attended the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan last month. 

- with reporting from AFP

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