The British Ambassador to the U.S. that called the Trump Administration “inept” in leaked memos, is resigning.
Kim Darroch resigned in a letter today saying he wanted to “put an end to speculation” about his position and remaining term as ambassador after the leak of his diplomatic cables.
The decision follows the leak of diplomatic cables which revealed Darroch referred to U.S. President Donald Trump as “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent.”
Comments, a British official said, more than 100 people could have seen.
With a nerve struck, President Trump went on a twitter rant against the British Ambassador, calling him ‘wacky’, a ‘stupid guy,’ and a ‘pompous fool.’
This just a few short weeks after the two men shook hands in London during the president’s state visit.
On Monday, the president announced he would no longer deal with Ambassador Darroch, also saying that he was “not liked or well thought of within in the U.S.”
Earlier today, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the ambassador’s resignation was a “matter of great regret.”
For his part, Darroch said in his resignation letter that quote “I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador.”