US President Donald Trump has branded UK Prime Minister Theresa May ‘foolish’ over how she has handled Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union.
The President of the United States tweeted Tuesday: ‘The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy. He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled.
‘I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done. A disaster! I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool. Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger…..Thank you, Mr. President!.’
Trump’s anger appears to have been prompted by the UK Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch, who branded him ‘inept’ and ‘clumsy’ in a series of cables leaked over the weekend. The president has now announced that he and his administration will no longer deal with Washington DC-based Darroch, putting the ambassador’s role in jeopardy.
Trump’s latest attack on Theresa May came a day after an earlier attack on her handling of Brexit. Mrs May proposed a deal which would have seen continued close ties with the EU after Brexit, which was voted down three times by her fellow MPs. That repeated failure prompted her to resign from her role as prime minister, with her successor set to be named later this month.
He also hinted that he was looking forward to working with her successor as Prime Minister, likely to be Boris Johnson, who favors a hardline approach to negotiating with the EU about leaving. He wrote: ‘I have been very critical about the way the UK 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 US. 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!’
Trump has long advised the UK to leave the EU without trying to strike any sort of deal with its remaining member states. Many economists have warned that such a move could badly damage Britain’s economy, and even lead to shortages of food, medicine and energy.Photo Credit: Getty