On Tuesday, the UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt claims that the United States President Donald Trump was “disrespectful and wrong” in making downgrade remarks about Prime Minister Theresa May and also her ambassador to Washington.
Mr. Hunt is contending with his predecessor Boris Johnson to replace Theresa May in Downing Street, added that he would like to keep the US Ambassador Kim Darroch in place if he took charge of the office.
He tweets, “@realDonaldTrump friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our prime minister and my country,” adding that “Your diplomats give their private opinions to @SecPompeo and so do ours! You said the UK/US alliance was the greatest in history and I agree.”
The UK Foreign Secretary further said, “But allies need to treat each other with respect as @theresa_may has always done with you.”
“Ambassadors are appointed by the UK government and if I become PM our ambassador stays,” said Mr. Hunt.
He replied to a broadside by President Trump against both PM May-led Government and Darroch, provoked by the leak of harsh diplomatic cables written by the British envoy.
On Tuesday, President Trump has described Mr. Darroch as a “very stupied gau” and slammed the ongoing PM May’s “foolish” Brexit Deal in a second day of virulent attacks.
The noted threaten to thrust London and Washington into an unequaled diplomatic crisis.
Mr. Hunt is dragging Johnson in the contest to replace PM May as leader of the Conservative Party and Britain Prime Minister.
PM May is stepping down after fails to deliver Britain’s exit from the European Union, 3-years after 2016 referendum vote for Brexit.
Earlier, Johnson claims that he had a good relationship with the White House and noted that he himself had criticized PM May’s Brexit Deal.
He told sources, “I have got a good relationship with the White House and I have no embarrassment in saying that,” adding that “I think it’s very important that we have a strong relationship with our most important ally.”
“The United States is, has been, will be and for the foreseeable future our number one political military friend,” he added.