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Trump says US ‘will no longer deal with’ UK Ambassador after leaked memos

  • President Donald Trump lashed out at U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch in the wake of leaked internal memos in which Darroch called the Trump administration “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional.”
  • “We will no longer deal with him,” Trump said of Darroch on Twitter. “I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not well liked or thought of within the US.”
  • He added that May and her administration have created “a mess” by not following his advice on Brexit.
  • https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/08/trump-says-us-will-no-longer-deal-with-uk-ambassador-after-leaked-memos.html
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RoofGardener

The Civil Servant or politician that leaked this document(s) needs to be prosecuted. It has caused potentially large amounts of damage. 

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Captain Risky
2 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

The Civil Servant or politician that leaked this document(s) needs to be prosecuted. It has caused potentially large amounts of damage. 

Well there's no mention of the "civil servant" the ambassador hasn't apologised and PM May has publicly backed the ambassadors remarks. Looks like a calculated attempt to tarnish Trump. 

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Jodie.Lynne
25 minutes ago, Captain Risky said:

Well there's no mention of the "civil servant" the ambassador hasn't apologised and PM May has publicly backed the ambassadors remarks. Looks like a calculated attempt to tarnish Trump. 

Why should the Ambassador apologize? He gave his evaluation of a foreign government to his country. That is an ambassador's job, to gauge and evaluate in order for his government to have the data on how to effectively deal with another nation.

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Habitat

Who leaked is the bigger story.

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If he no longer will be dealt with then he needs to be replaced.  If the British government refuses to do so then their interests will take a back seat until they do.  It's unfortunate that his opinions of Trump- which he is entitled to- were made public.  His utility to Britain is over in that position.

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aztek
Posted (edited)

oh please, every idiot  and his dog thinks they are smarter and better than trump,  

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Setton
22 minutes ago, and then said:

If he no longer will be dealt with then he needs to be replaced.  If the British government refuses to do so then their interests will take a back seat until they do.  It's unfortunate that his opinions of Trump- which he is entitled to- were made public.  His utility to Britain is over in that position.

If the US can't get over an ambassador doing his job, that only reflects on you. 

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RAyMO
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Strange though, how his opinion reflects that of almost every one else (without vested interest) who has commented on this US administration.

But America don't worry you'll soon have the chance to do a cut and paste job and use the same comments to describe the UK's new administration, with Boris at the helm.

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Sir Wearer of Hats
7 minutes ago, Setton said:

If the US can't get over an ambassador doing his job, that only reflects on you. 

Thing is, that's not how the game is played. The grandmaster of it was Churchill who it was said could tell someone to go to hell in such a way as they would look forward to the trip. That is how international diplomacy works, you don't let the other person know what you think of them, only what you want them to think you think of them. Poor Kim here has lost that shield and has to step down because he has no cards left to play, he can't pour oil on troubled waters with his words because the Yanks now know they're false.

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15 minutes ago, Setton said:

If the US can't get over an ambassador doing his job, that only reflects on you. 

Uh... the whole purpose of an Ambassador is to deal with governments in a DIPLOMATIC way.  He can hold any opinion he cares to hold but when that opinion is insulting to the leader of the country he represents HIS country to, he has overstayed his welcome.  Your PM's choice.  Replace him or basically have your business put on a back shelf until you do.  I'd expect your nation to behave similarly in the same circumstances.  

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1 hour ago, Jodie.Lynne said:

Why should the Ambassador apologize? He gave his evaluation of a foreign government to his country. That is an ambassador's job, to gauge and evaluate in order for his government to have the data on how to effectively deal with another nation.

He shouldn't apologize.  He didn't do anything wrong, he just got sandbagged by a leaker.  If the true opinions of diplomats around the world were made known regularly, we'd probably have more wars ;)   The point is, some jerk made his words public in an attempt to damage Trump and instead he ruined a diplomat's position.  The quicker he steps down, the better.  Or, as they say: "don't go away mad, Kim,  just go away..."

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RoofGardener
5 minutes ago, and then said:

Uh... the whole purpose of an Ambassador is to deal with governments in a DIPLOMATIC way.  He can hold any opinion he cares to hold but when that opinion is insulting to the leader of the country he represents HIS country to, he has overstayed his welcome.  Your PM's choice.  Replace him or basically have your business put on a back shelf until you do.  I'd expect your nation to behave similarly in the same circumstances.  

It is the job of an Ambassador to relay his observations and opinions back to the UK government. I have no doubt that the CIA does this with the UK. 

It is CRITICAL, however, that these communications remain PRIVATE. The person who leaked these documents to the press needs to be caught, and prosecuted. (to say nothing of sacked). 

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11 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

It is the job of an Ambassador to relay his observations and opinions back to the UK government. I have no doubt that the CIA does this with the UK. 

It is CRITICAL, however, that these communications remain PRIVATE. The person who leaked these documents to the press needs to be caught, and prosecuted. (to say nothing of sacked). 

Exactly.  And I have no doubt that the intention behind the leak was as petty as usual.  Someone wanted to embarrass the president. Ooops...

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RAyMO
8 minutes ago, and then said:

Someone wanted to embarrass the president. Ooops

This will probably surprise the Americans, but when the truth outs, its likely, imo that the president of the USA was merely incidental. The purpose will be a lot closer to home in the UK. 

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RoofGardener
Posted (edited)

It appears that the "leaker" leaked their story through the Daily Mail. (or possibly the Mail on Sunday). 

I hope the editor and journalist are arrested and tortured questioned. They should be required to eat dirt reveal their sources.

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third_eye
9 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

LOL.... "brooch-watchers"....

The Queen is old school... 

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L.A.T.1961

The question is who gains from the leak?

I don't see the aim of the leak to be the removal of an ambassador, Kim Darroch was due to leave in the next six months and going a few months early does not appear to make much difference to anybody. 

The leak only sours the diplomatic ties with the US and in so doing might affect the timing of any UK/US trade talks. 

Is it a coincidence that the leak emerged just days before Liam Fox was due in Washington for talks? I don't think so.

If the chance of a US/UK trade deal could be cast in doubt it would make a potential no deal exit from the EU look more problematic to some in parliament and might swing any future vote on other options, like another referendum.

It appears this is another intervention by the pro EU faction to stop brexit by any means possible. 

Given the potential fallout the individual responsible must have known the chance of an investigation and being discovered. So whoever it was essentially took on a suicide mission, which goes to show the desperation of the group. 

 

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Desertrat56
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Captain Risky said:

the Trump administration “inept” and “uniquely dysfunctional.”

Is something a lot of people in the U.S. think and say.  This is non-news and Trump blowing a mole hill into a mountain as usual.  The UK has the advantage of waiting a year and dealing with a new representative of the U.S.  Trump is not king or emperor, he is president and that job has a shelf life.  Makes me wonder what Congress is doing today that we won't notice because of this.

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23 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

The UK has the advantage of waiting a year and potentially dealing with a new representative of the U.S. 

That's the only guarantee they have at this point.  With all the chaos and vitriol that has been thrown at this president, his base is still solid and the Dems seem hellbent on nominating a candidate that will guarantee his re-election.  The Left has lost touch with reality over Trump and it's going to bite them...again...

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