Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt | 2019-07-10

Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt

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10th July, 2019 12:18:37 printer

Trump 'disrespectful' to PM and UK, says Jeremy Hunt

Donald Trump has been "disrespectful" towards the prime minister and the UK, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

His comments come after President Trump called Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US, "a very stupid guy" amid a row over leaked emails.

He went on to criticise Theresa May over Brexit, saying she had ignored his advice and g

On Sunday emails revealed the ambassador had called the Trump administration "clumsy and inept".

Meanwhile, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox's scheduled meeting with the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the US was cancelled on Tuesday.

Mr Hunt responded to Mr Trump's latest outburst by tweeting: "Friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our prime minister and my country."

The Tory leadership hopeful also said he would keep Sir Kim in his post until he retires at Christmas.


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