Britain's ambassador to the United States resigned today after being made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy's unflattering opinions about the USA administration.
On Wednesday, Sir Kim Darroch, the United Kingdom's ambassador to the US, resigned after President Trump started pointedly ignoring him because of Darroch's rude comments about the Trump administration.
"Since the leak of legitimate paperwork from this Embassy there was a vast deal of hypothesis surrounding my enviornment and the duration of my closing term as ambassador", he wrote.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage commented after news of Darroch's resignation, "The right decision, time put in a non-Remainer who wants a trade deal with America". "The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out the role as I would like".
Sir Kim Darroch, who had been due to step down from his post at the end of this year, came under fire after his scathing assessments of President Donald Trump's administration were made public by an unknown leaker.
"I have told him that it is a matter of great regret that he has felt it necessary to leave his position", May told Parliament. I have been deeply touched. We have been lucky to have you as a friend and colleague.
In the leaked cables, Kim Darroch allegedly called Trump "inept" and "uniquely dysfunctional", according to a report from the Daily Mail published Sunday. The UK ambassador to the U.S. needs the confidence of his prime minister.
The former ambassador also said the Trump administration will continue to prioritise domestic interests over global relations, stressing that "this is still the land of "America first".
And so let me conclude by saying to the British, despite this incident, we love you, and as long as you provide interesting royal marriages, Downtown Abbey sequels, Colin Firth, Helen Miren, and Emma Watson, we will continue to love you. Tempting as it might be to foil the leakers, and install a career civil servant, it is probably irresponsible to pre-empt Johnson.
"I criticised him as foreign secretary", he said.
"I think it's very important we should have a close partnership, a close friendship with the United States", said Johnson, whom Trump has praised in the past.
President Trump's sensitivity to criticism has long played to his political benefit.
When Mr Johnson was asked on Tuesday night about how he would handle the situation with Sir Kim during the televised debate between himself and Jeremy Hunt, he refused to say whether he would keep the ambassador on or not.
Alan Duncan, a minister for the Foreign Relate of labor, urged Sky News that Johnson had "thrown him below the bus" and that he was "fully livid". "If a foreign leader treated an American ambassador as President Trump treated the British ambassador, we would be up in arms, and justifiably so".
As far as the United States economy is concerned, President Trump has repeatedly claimed it is "the best in the world".
The row has been described as the worst dispute between the transatlantic allies in more than 100 years and it highlights the complexities countries face in dealing with the volatile temper of U.S. President Donald Trump.