British government stands by its ambassador in the USA following leaked cables

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The British government on Monday stood by its ambassador to the U.S., Kim Darroch, after a recent leak revealed diplomatic messages lambasting the Trump administration as “inept” and “incompetent.”

“We have made clear to the U.S. how unfortunate this leak is,” the British government said in a statement, according to The Washington Post. “The selective extracts leaked do not reflect the closeness of, and the esteem in which we hold, the relationship.” 

The government also added that it had “underlined the importance of Ambassadors being able to provide honest, unvarnished assessments of the politics in their country.”   

The British government noted its ambassador “continues to have the Prime Minister’s full support.”

Trump on Monday in a series of tweets said that “we will no longer deal with him.”  

“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S.,” Trump tweeted. “We will no longer deal with him.”

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