Trump White House ‘uniquely dysfunctional’, says UK’s ambassador in Washington ,
Donald Trump’s White House is “uniquely dysfunctional” and “inept”, according to leaked memos from the UK’s ambassador in Washington. Officials insisted the relationship with the US could withstand the “mischievous” leak and defended Sir Kim’s candid style of assessment.
In the diplomatic memos, obtained by the Mail on Sunday, Sir Kim questioned whether the White House “will ever look competent”.
Referring to the early allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the memo said “the worst cannot be ruled out”. An investigation by Robert Mueller published earlier this year cleared Mr Trump of collusion, but not of obstruction of justice.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “The British public would expect our ambassadors to provide ministers with an
honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in their country. “Their views are not necessarily the views of ministers or indeed the government. But we pay them to be candid. Just
As the US ambassador here will send back his reading of Westminster politics and personalities. “The British public would expect our ambassadors to provide ministers with an honest,
“Of course we would expect such advice to be handled by ministers and civil servants in the right way, and it’s important that our ambassadors can offer their advice and for it remain confidential. Our team in Washington have strong relations with the White House and no doubt … these will withstand such mischievous behaviour.”
“Their views are not necessarily the views of ministers or indeed the government,” she added, noting “we pay them to be candid”. “Our team in Washington have strong relations with the White House and no doubt that these will withstand ,