Donald Trump has announced he will ‘no longer deal with’ the British ambassador to the US who called him ‘inept’.
Mr Trump also hit out at Theresa May in an explosive series of tweets and accused the Prime Minister of making a ‘mess’ of Brexit.
In tweets posted on Monday, Mr Trump said Sir Kim Darroch, the UK’s ambassador in Washington, was ‘not liked or well thought of within the US’.
Mr Trump 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 have been very critical about the way the U.K. 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….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 8, 2019
The US President added: ‘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 in the US.
‘We will no longer deal with him.
‘The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was The Queen who I was most impressed with!’
In a series of messages to London, the British Ambassador in Washington Sir Kim Darroch gave a scathing assessment of the White House under Mr Trump, questioning whether it ‘will ever look competent’.
The secret cables were leaked to The Mail on Sunday.