Trump Tweets No More Dealings with U.K. Ambassador Darroch
July 9, 2109 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump upped the ante against British conspirators against his administration in a tweet today declaring that “we” will no longer deal with the British Ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Darroch. Darroch’s brazen operations to coup President Trump or control his administration were exposed by leaks of his revealing cables in the July 7 issue of the Mail on Sunday.
“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 thought of within the U.S. 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!”
Sir Kim was also disinvited from the dinner offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for the visiting Emir of Qatar, which President Trump addressed on Monday night, various media report.
The Guardian expressed what has the British Empire most hysterical:
“It is not clear from Trump’s tweets whether he personally is withholding cooperation from Darroch, or if he will instruct the entire U.S. administration, including White House staff, the National Security Adviser and the State Department, to cut ties with the ambassador....
“If such an explosive move were to take place, it would effectively render Darroch persona non grata in Washington and of no use as an interlocutor between the British and American governments.”
The British Establishment is dug in against recalling the ambassador under fire, but the Guardian warned that if Darroch is cut off entirely, Darroch may realize that “there is nothing to be gained by staying, which might put strain on the so-called special relationship”—quite an understatement!
The affair also puts Prime Minister hopeful Boris Johnson in a tight spot. Should he win that post, he will have to decide whether or not to replace Darroch. It should be noted that Johnson has said nothing about this affair. He was Foreign Secretary between July 2016 and July 2018 when Darroch’s reports came across his desk, and in December 2015, as Mayor of London, he insulted Trump, saying he was “clearly out of his mind” and “unfit for office.”
U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was in Washington, D.C. on July 8, putting the word out that he intended to attempt to smooth over relations by presenting an apology for the leak to Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and adviser. Fox moaned to the BBC that “this is such a damaging, potentially damaging event that I hope the full force of our internal discipline, or even the law, will come down on whoever actually carried out this particular act,” but meaning the leaks, not Darroch’s acts.
Some MPs, according to the Guardian have “circulated theories in Parliament that the culprit could be Russian government hackers or another hostile state.”
The Russophobia apparently was a bit much even for the British government: MP Alan Duncan, a Foreign Office minister, told the Commons that the government believes the leak was made “from within” Whitehall, rather than by foreign agents.