British foreign secretary slams Trump's attack on UK’s Theresa May and ambassador: ‘Disrespectful and wrong’
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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 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.

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.