'Sir Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the US has resigned over leaked cables in which he branded President Donald Trump's administration as “dysfunctional,” “inept,” and “incompetent.”
In his statement he revealed that he wanted to “put an end” to the speculation around his future following the furore over the leaking of the damaging secret memos. It prompted Trump to label Darroch a “wacky” and a “very stupid guy,” insisting his administration would not be dealing with him anymore.
The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like….Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.
Sir Kim Darroch's statement is here: pic.twitter.com/JK7ICUQ7v8
— Kaya Burgess (@kayaburgess) July 10, 2019
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