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.
The documents detail Sir Kim Darroch’s judgements on the Trump administration from 2017 to the present, and could prove highly embarrassing for the Foreign Office.
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”.
In one scathing assessment, he wrote: “We don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.”
The top diplomat also suggested that in order to communicate with the US president “you need to make your points simple, even blunt”.