Trump bars his administration from meeting with U.K. ambassador in retaliation for leaked memos

193
CBC News / YouTube Fact checking Donald Trump 39 s 1560090641.jpg...
CBC News / YouTube

Over the weekend, confidential diplomatic cables from the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, to officials back home were leaked to the press. They (accurately) described Trump as “inept,” “insecure,” and “incompetent”; Darroch also described Trump’s team as dysfunctional, unpredictable, and clumsy, and called its Iran policies “incoherent.”

All of this is very, very true, and nothing that could not be gleaned from a casual perusal of the news channels, so it’s not as if the U.K. ambassador was spilling secrets to his superiors. But it was also clear that the leak of those memos would send Donald J. Trump into a personal fit, because that is what he does. The man is indeed inept, insecure, and incompetent; having a good old-fashioned snit over people not treating him as the “supergenius” he believes himself to be is the man’s entire reason for being.

Trump’s retaliation was therefore swift, and, of course, broadly aimed. And, of course, tweet-based. On the Twitterz, he declared Monday that “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 good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister.”

I never met you, and I’m never speaking to you again, and also nobody likes you is one of Donald Trump’s go-to insults when faced with an adversary. He borrowed it from Timmy, in Ms. Johnson’s third-grade class, and refuses to give it back. That he broadened it into an attack on the British prime minister is also par for the course.

Trump followed it up by disinviting the ambassador from that evening’s dinner with the emir of Qatar, which was no doubt a terrible blow because the U.K. ambassador was not able to rub elbows with such featured guests as prostitution-sting-famous sports team owner Robert Kraft while enjoying a meal in, and this is not a joke, the Treasury’s “Cash Room.”

The Trump reaction, then, will be to poutingly freeze out the ambassador of the United Kingdom until either he resigns his post or a new government replaces him. His tweet implies that he has barred Darroch from meeting with any members of his government, and to hell with the consequences.

We have now reached the point where we can be fairly confident of how Trump will respond to any situation: We can simply assume he will do the most childish, least dignified thing. We’ll never be wrong.

Thank you to all who already support our work since we could not exist without your generosity. If you have not already, please consider supporting us on Patreon to ensure we can continue bringing you the best of independent journalism.

Leave a Comment

5 Comments on "Trump bars his administration from meeting with U.K. ambassador in retaliation for leaked memos"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Rose
Guest
Rose

The U.K. ambassador resigned this morning. Trump is the typical pathological liar; he can’t stand it when someone tells the truth about him. He is “inept.” ” insecure,” and “incompetent.”

DHG
Guest

In all reality no one would have listened to him anyway, they all do as hey please and ignore him.

Impeach trump
Guest
Impeach trump

Let’s all hope trump just falls over dead and ends all this nonsense over his inept demented behavior….it’s the only news that plagues this country, new drama by the hour created by baby trumper

Debra
Guest
Debra

So Munuchin had a party in our governments cash room. Hmmmm. Wonder what they gave away and what they received??? Wonder how much of our governments money has been secretly sneaking into their bank accounts.

Robert Burnett
Guest
Robert Burnett

When are people going to quit allowing this SOB on what they can and cannot do. This fruit cake needs someone, to tell him to sit down and STFU. He’s not a legal president, just a bullying who needs a swift kick in the a$$.