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    US Will No Longer Deal With British Ambassador, Trump Says Amid ‘Inept’ Leak

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    Earlier, a British media outlet revealed, citing an obtained leaked memo, that the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, had described Trump as "inept", "insecure", and "incompetent" in messages sent to London.

    The cables, which were first published by the Mail on Sunday newspaper on 7 June, said that Trump was "uniquely dysfunctional and his career could end in disgrace".

    Following the report, US President Donald Trump put all the blame for the mess caused by the leak on outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May. "The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister", he wrote on his Twitter on Monday.

    ​"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 president added.

    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt earlier in the day has stated regarding the recently leaked diplomatic emails criticizing the US president that the United Kingdom will not allow "any interruption" to mar its "superb relationship" with the United States.

    "Of course, I am disappointed that what happened has happened. I don't think it'll be a surprise to anyone in the United States that we have this kind of frank exchanges, and there are different views inside the Foreign Office. But what we will not allow to happen is any interruption in the superb relationship that we have with the United States, which is our closest ally around the world," Hunt said at the launch of the report on the persecution of Christians.

    According to the Sky News broadcaster, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK leader had "full faith" in Darroch, though she did not agree with all of his opinions on the US administration.

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