President Donald Trump on Sunday responded to leaked memos from the UK ambassador to the US which branded his administration as inept and inadequate.
Trump said Ambassador Kim Darroch had not served the UK well, and that he and his administration were not big fans of the envoy.
Darroch had said Trump’s presidency could crash and burn, ending in disgrace according to a cache of secret cables and briefing notes sent back to Britain, Al Jazeera reports.
The paper said the most damning comments by Darroch described Trump, who was received by Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit to Britain just last month, as insecure and incompetent.
The UK foreign ministry said it would carry out a formal investigation into the leak.
However, Jeremy Hunt, the foreign minister, distanced himself from Darroch’s remarks, saying It was really important to say that the ambassador was doing his job as an ambassador which is to give frank reports and personal opinions about what’s happening in the country where he works.
He added that Darroch’s job was to send back those reports but they are personal opinions, not the opinions of the British Government.