Donald Trump brands Theresa May 'foolish' in extraordinary attack on British PM and her 'very stupid' ambassador

Donald Trump brands Theresa May 'foolish' in extraordinary attack on British PM and her 'very stupid' ambassador

DONALD TRUMP has branded UK Prime Minister Theresa May "foolish" in yet more fallout over British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch's scathing comments about the US President.

Mr Trump's renewed attack on his allies came after leaked memos revealed Sir Kim labelled the American leader "inept" and "dysfunctional".

Returning to Twitter today, President Trump wrote: "The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. 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!"

It comes less than 24 hours after Mr Trump tweeted that he was "very critical" of Theresa May over the "mess she and her representatives have created" regarding Brexit.

He also said Sir Kim was "not liked or well thought of within the US" and vowed that the Trump White House would "no longer deal with him".

The leaked memos revealing Sir Kim's true thoughts about President Trump are believed to have been written from 2017 onwards.

In one diplomatic message, the ambassador questioned whether the Trump administration "will ever look competent" and told British officials: "You need to make your points [to Trump] simple, even blunt".

Another memo revealed Sir Kim didn't "really believe [Trump's] administration is going to be substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept."

Sir Kim – who has been Britain's ambassador in Washington DC since January 2016 – then went on to question the US President's recent threats against Iran, suggesting that he has only done so in order to stand a better chance of re-election in 2020.

A formal investigation is underway to determine how and why the diplomatic memos were leaked ahead of Mrs May's departure from Downing Street later this month.