British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump over his criticism of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and UK Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroch, calling the president’s tweets “disrespectful and wrong.”
Trump on Tuesday lashed out at Britain’s “wacky” ambassador to the United States after leaked cables revealed Darroch called the Trump administration “clumsy and inept” (among other things). On Twitter, Trump called the envoy “a very stupid guy” and criticized May over her handling of Brexit.
The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupi… https://t.co/igTknqfBjQ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1562672885.0
...handled. I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done. A… https://t.co/u8dGeFMjJA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1562672885.0
....and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger.....Thank you, Mr. President!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1562672885.0
The tweets followed a Sunday press conference during which Trump told reporters “we’re not big fans” of Darroch.
“The ambassador has not served the UK well,” Trump claimed.
WATCH | @realDonaldTrump responds to Kim Darroch's sad trashing of the U.S President: "We're not big fans of that… https://t.co/ZtV2COYROH— Leave.EU (@Leave.EU) 1562535069.0
A statement from May’s office, released Tuesday, made it clear that Darroch “continues to have the prime minister’s full support.”
Hunt, a member of the British Conservative Party, defended former party leader May in a series of tweets directed at Trump.
1/2 @realDonaldTrump friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our Prime Minis… https://t.co/QgVukN2Wmv— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy Hunt) 1562688899.0
2/2...but allies need to treat each other with respect as @theresa_may has always done with you. Ambassadors are ap… https://t.co/7Or6KHe9Fi— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy Hunt) 1562688951.0