Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has launched an attack on the British Ambassador to the country, saying that “he has not served the UK well, I can tell you that”. The comments follow the leaking of confidential documents sent by Sir Kim Darroch, the Ambassador, to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for International Trade, condemned the leak of the documents, saying:
“I hope if we can identify the individual, either the full force of internal discipline – or if necessary the law – will be brought to bear because this sort of behaviour has no place in public life”.
Darroch had said in the leaked documents:
“We don’t really believe the Trump administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”