British Ambassador who criticized Trump RESIGNS

Despite the UK government getting behind Kim Darroch after his criticism of Trump became known, Darroch has now resigned as ambassador to the US.

This news should make Trump very happy:

FOX NEWS – The British ambassador to the U.S. who criticized President Trump has resigned, the U.K. Foreign Office said Wednesday.

Ambassador Kim Darroch — in documents leaked in recent days — slammed the Trump administration as “diplomatically clumsy and inept,” and said he doubted it would become “substantially more normal.”

In a resignation letter on Wednesday, Darroch said “the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.”

“Although my posting is not due to end until the end of this year, I believe in the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador,” he wrote, noting the situation “has brought home to me the depth of friendship and close ties between our two countries.”

Darroch said he is “grateful to all those in the U.K. and the U.S., who have offered their support during this difficult few days.”

There’s a reason why it suddenly became impossible for him to do his job.

After Darroch’s comments were made known, Trump responded on Monday with a rebuke of his own, saying that while he doesn’t know the ambassador, “he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S.” and that “we will no longer deal with him.”



He said later Monday that “we are not thrilled with” the UK Ambassador and called him “a very stupid guy”:

This is the thing I’ve never liked about Trump, how he responds to being insulted like this. Instead of taking it in stride, his juvenile side comes out and he must ‘punch back’ with insults of his own. But he got his way and now the UK will have to find a new ambassador to the US.

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121 thoughts on “British Ambassador who criticized Trump RESIGNS

  1. I heartily agree with Scoop. This is Bad Trump, very bad. He could have made his feelings known to the Brits privately, in as strong language as he wanted. There is no useful purpose achieved by doing it via Twitter, except to appeal again to his base. He also could have met with the Ambassador face to face and asked him whether he really said those things, or merely quoted the MSM.

    On another TRS thread, someone attributed Cruz’s narrow victory over the clown Beto to the fact that Texas suburbanites do not approve of his closeness to Trump. Many many people are turned off by Trump’s insults and trivial Tweets. With the nation hanging by a thread in 2020, it is not smart to needlessly alienate people with childish behavior. Reagan won his 2nd term by a landslide because his conduct proved that all the attacks on him were without basis, and that he was likable. Trump’s behavior is the opposite; he is not going to win over swing voters, no matter how much he appeals to his base.

    1. Way down thread you are still crying over his getting out of service due to bone spurs so just admit you can’t stand him and have a big dish of TDS for dinner. As long as you keep holding on to that you are going to look for any reason to say something negative about him @wolfsbane. He is 73 years old he is who he is we have to accept that. He seems to be getting a lot more accomplished than the ” gentlemen” prior to him.

          1. @ruthiedoggiemom The bone spurs thing was 50 years ago and people keep dragging it up. So what, I was a long-haired dope smoker then.

      1. I’m not “crying” over anything. Merely trying to dispute the ridiculous idea that he would have made a great war leader, OK?
        My main fear is that by needlessly antagonizing people, he is risking losing the election in 2020, which will mean the end of our Republic. He won the last election very narrowly, and his negatives are huge, due to his own behavior.

  2. Honestly, where would the Ambassador get the idea that the Trump Admin is inept in the foreign policy arena and prone to vicious infighting?

    1. If someone wanted to prove that Trump is inept, they couldn’t do it better than by provoking him to make one of his babyish insulting tweets. No one who is “ept,” if there is such a word, would behave like Trump.

  3. When you have been attacked on everything, everyday, for 3 years all the while running a Country, I think he is justified for being salty. If he had done the tried and failed usual republican responses he would have been run over long ago. I honestly believe anyone else would have resigned from the pressure alone. Besides the UK ambassador had it coming.

    1. Exactly! Many also don’t understand that an attack on Trump is an attack on the highest office of the United States of America and President Trump has to defend it.

      1. Whoever made the leak was interested in making Trump look bad, and Trump took the bait without even trying to find out if the quotes really came from Darroch, or were twisted by the MSM to make trouble.

        1. This is, in fact, a possibility but I don’t believe that the quotes were not investigated before they came to his table. But I have learned that when Trump goes into full attack mode, it is because he is very sure about something.

          1. i only believe things based on facts, not on hunches. I see no evidence that Trump investigated the story. For one thing, he admits not even knowing the Ambassador. I find it hard to believe that the intelligent adults in the administration would have approved Trump tweeting about it this way.

            1. Wolfsbane, you can be sure about something: Trump has way more information than all of us together and he doesn’t need an approvement from anybody to tweet. Furthermore, he doesn’t need to personally know the Ambassador to understand that Darroch is an idiot. Which part didn’t this TDS monkey understand, that Big Brother is watching, reading and hearing everything? It was just a matter of time for this information to get out.

      2. He could have easily said all that he said without the juvenile insults. It would read and sound much better without them.

        1. I love Trump’s honest “juvenile” style because it brings always results. We have seen too many Presidents in the past who acted “presidential” and if I had to choose I rather would like to get results. This is his style love it or leave it but he is working and fighting for you and me.

          1. What results has he obtained, and how did his babyish “hitting back” facilitate them? There are no concrete results in Iran or N. Korea. All we have is Trump acting as a showboat, walking with Kim, with whom he thinks he has a “good relationship.” Well, Dennis Rodman has a “good relationship” with Kim also. So what. I think the Norks are playing Trump, if in a different way from how they played Obama.

            1. Wolfsbane: To your first question, I can ask you to check how Japan is doing now that no missiles are flying over their territory anymore…….and regarding the United States, many remains from our soldiers have been returned to their families. So you can also give them a call.

              Do you know who Kim Jong Un is? I can tell you. He is a psychopath who went to school in Switzerland and under the influence and pressure from his family, he was trained, brainwashed and groomed to become a murderer. What would you do one night while walking along a dark road and you get to meet a guy like Kim? Would you call him names or would you use some psychology and say hello, call him a friend and try to stay alive. President Trump doesn’t want to go to war and this is the reason why he is negotiating. Yes, he is negotiating because he wants to fight for peace. He could choose to run for the presidency but he couldn’t pick the Presidents or Dictators from other countries he would have to deal with. This is the destiny of all Presidents. But for several decades nobody did anything and I don’t see the MSM attacking Kim like they are doing it with our President. The meeting at the DMZ was a first step, a first historic step and it doesn’t matter if some suffer from TDS or not and don’t see any progress. Someone has to have 2 big cojones to cross the border into North Korea while all of us are here in our cozy rooms discussing if Trump is juvenile or presidential enough. So the real question here is: Why has nobody done anything to avoid North Korea from becoming a nuclear power? The only thing that I know for sure is that Trump will never send an airplane full with cash to our enemies, run guns across the border nor transport children in buses from the border to an – until today – unknown place……..maybe Pedo-Island, who knows!

      3. I regularly attacked 0bummer for his many failings. Was I attacking him for being an incompetent or the Presidency itself?

        1. You are not an Ambassador. If you say something against Obama or Trump you sure are not going to create an international crisis. This is the great difference between you and Darroch.

          1. an attack on Trump is an attack on the highest office of the United States of America and President Trump has to defend it.

            Where’s the qualification about the Ambassador in your post?

            1. It looks like you don’t understand what I mean. Don’t you see the difference between you and the Ambassador? Please read the whole thing again.

  4. I think it’s pretty clear that the leak came from Boris Johnson’s people for a very clear reason. Once he is made the new PM in a couple of days or whatever, he is going to need America to exert clear and direct pressure on the EU to agree to Brexit on a very pro-UK basis. Getting May’s acolytes and hangers on out the way, and doing favors to the US President, is absolutely essential.

  5. These gratuitous insults from Trump are probably one of his worst features, although his punch-back style works in a lot of political contexts. But in this case, he had already won, and the ambassador was being replaced.

    AS he should have been. Whoever leaked the contents of those cables was probably hoping to get rid of him, and it was pretty much inevitable at that point.

  6. I’m sure that the Brits are outraged that he’s not a tea-sipping sophisticate like 0. People like Tromp are why we were able to save their bacon from the Germans. Twice.

      1. I’m speaking of his role as CIC. The bone spurs thing is as worn out as the pee tapes.

        1. Who knows how Trump would behave in a war as CIC? His recent conduct re Iran suggests he is not a great commander. As for the bone spur thing, it really happened, unlike the pee tapes.

  7. I’m baffled because a Newsmax article says Amb. Darroch is not contemptuous of Trump at all, and that the assessments of Trump as “inept” etc. were taken out of context. They were actually quotes from the MSM which the ambassador was relaying to his superiors.

    However, Trump jumped the gun and bashed Darroch so badly that he had to resign.

    1. That’s absurd. If that was the case, May would have said so immediately and not backed her guy so vehemently. Come on.

  8. OH CHARLES !!! Have that wretched man removed from his position. No one talks bad about my adoptive son Donald AND remove his Knighthood — Da Queen

  9. Maybe this would be a good ooportunity for Trump to address Tommy Robinson’s request for political asylum. I doubt anything will come of it but evidently there is a petition going around that deals with this exact issue.

  10. Maybe this would be a good ooportunity for Trump to address Tommy Robinson’s request for political asylum. I doubt anything will come of it but evidently there is a petition going around that deals with this exact issue.

  11. I told [May] how [Brexit] should be done

    Wait, I’d like to hear a little bit more about that. Because, honestly, there is no simple solution to Brexit. But I’m curious to hear what his is.

    Also:

    What a mess she and her representatives have created.

    This is another example of Donald’s whiplash (and his expectation that his followers won’t call him on it). Four months ago, he was criticizing her. A month ago, he said, quote, “[May is] probably a better negotiator than I am.” Now today he’s back to lambasting her for not following his advice.

    This isn’t about May or Brexit for Donald. This is about whether he’s happy or angry at the UK at any given moment.

  12. I heartily agree with Scoop. This is Bad Trump, very bad. He could have made his feelings known to the Brits privately, in as strong language as he wanted. There is no useful purpose achieved by doing it via Twitter, except to appeal again to his base. He also could have met with the Ambassador face to face and asked him whether he really said those things, or merely quoted the MSM.

    On another TRS thread, someone attributed Cruz’s narrow victory over the clown Beto to the fact that Texas suburbanites do not approve of his closeness to Trump. Many many people are turned off by Trump’s insults and trivial Tweets. With the nation hanging by a thread in 2020, it is not smart to needlessly alienate people with childish behavior. Reagan won his 2nd term by a landslide because his conduct proved that all the attacks on him were without basis, and that he was likable. Trump’s behavior is the opposite; he is not going to win over swing voters, no matter how much he appeals to his base.

    1. Way down thread you are still crying over his getting out of service due to bone spurs so just admit you can’t stand him and have a big dish of TDS for dinner. As long as you keep holding on to that you are going to look for any reason to say something negative about him @wolfsbane. He is 73 years old he is who he is we have to accept that. He seems to be getting a lot more accomplished than the ” gentlemen” prior to him.

          1. @ruthiedoggiemom The bone spurs thing was 50 years ago and people keep dragging it up. So what, I was a long-haired dope smoker then.

            1. It goes to his character, which has not changed. As recently as 2016, Trump and his ultra-sleazy sidekicks, Roger Stone and David Pecker (of Nat. Enquirer) unloaded a septic tank full of slander against Ted Cruz, falsely accusing him of things Trump himself is guilty of.
              50 years ago I was a longish-haired conservative, for what that’s worth.

                1. I just want to counteract the cultish belief of so many that everything Trump does must be defended, and that everything he does is brilliant.

                2. I know from your past history that you are not in love. I’ve long admired your wit, also. That’s why I’m disappointed, Doc. Don’t defend Trump when he doesn’t deserve it.

                3. Tromp hits back when attacked. If we were actually hit by another country, I’m sure that he would reciprocate in kind, so I stand by my WWII statement.

                4. This isn’t “hitting back.” At least, not in the way you’re trying to imply it, as some sort of self-defense.

                  This is more akin to someone screaming at you, so you try to scream even louder back at them. Which, of course, accomplishes nothing but making you look like a hysterical jackass.

              1. Oh for God’s sakes 50 or so years ago I was a naïve girl who had the hots for her school bus driver who was about 10 years older and recently discharged from the US Army. I ended up running around to Rallies for Lt Callie with him. He ended up marrying my best friend and she ended up living with a screwed up guy with PTSD who abused her terribly and left her with 2 kids. People change @wolfsbane I grew up. Anyone who knows me here knows I went kicking and screaming to vote for our President. Like I said he is who he is. I sure as hell wouldn’t want someone judging me by my actions from about 50 years ago.

                1. I wouldn’t want to be judged by my behavior 50 yr. ago either, Ruthie. Christianity is all about forgiveness. I just don’t see anything sincere about Trump’s “change of heart.” But let’s just all agree that we will vote for him in 2020. None of us has the slightest ability to change him, that’s true, but it’s known that the smart, adult, intelligent people in his administration have tried to make him quit this maniacal tweeting.

                  I do not “hate” Trump. I just wish he would quit doing things which not only do not support our cause, but hurt it.

      1. I’m not “crying” over anything. Merely trying to dispute the ridiculous idea that he would have made a great war leader, OK?
        My main fear is that by needlessly antagonizing people, he is risking losing the election in 2020, which will mean the end of our Republic. He won the last election very narrowly, and his negatives are huge, due to his own behavior.

  13. When you have been attacked on everything, everyday, for 3 years all the while running a Country, I think he is justified for being salty. If he had done the tried and failed usual republican responses he would have been run over long ago. I honestly believe anyone else would have resigned from the pressure alone. Besides the UK ambassador had it coming.

    1. Exactly! Many also don’t understand that an attack on Trump is an attack on the highest office of the United States of America and President Trump has to defend it.

      1. I regularly attacked 0bummer for his many failings. Was I attacking him for being an incompetent or the Presidency itself?

        1. You are not an Ambassador. If you say something against Obama or Trump you sure are not going to create an international crisis. This is the great difference between you and Darroch.

          1. an attack on Trump is an attack on the highest office of the United States of America and President Trump has to defend it.

            Where’s the qualification about the Ambassador in your post?

            1. It looks like you don’t understand what I mean. Don’t you see the difference between you and the Ambassador? Please read the whole thing again.

      2. Whoever made the leak was interested in making Trump look bad, and Trump took the bait without even trying to find out if the quotes really came from Darroch, or were twisted by the MSM to make trouble.

        1. This is, in fact, a possibility but I don’t believe that the quotes were not investigated before they came to his table. But I have learned that when Trump goes into full attack mode, it is because he is very sure about something.

          1. i only believe things based on facts, not on hunches. I see no evidence that Trump investigated the story. For one thing, he admits not even knowing the Ambassador. I find it hard to believe that the intelligent adults in the administration would have approved Trump tweeting about it this way.

            1. Wolfsbane, you can be sure about something: Trump has way more information than all of us together and he doesn’t need an approvement from anybody to tweet. Furthermore, he doesn’t need to personally know the Ambassador to understand that Darroch is an idiot. Which part didn’t this TDS monkey understand, that Big Brother is watching, reading and hearing everything? It was just a matter of time for this information to get out.

      3. He could have easily said all that he said without the juvenile insults. It would read and sound much better without them.

        1. I love Trump’s honest “juvenile” style because it brings always results. We have seen too many Presidents in the past who acted “presidential” and if I had to choose I rather would like to get results. This is his style love it or leave it but he is working and fighting for you and me.

          1. What results has he obtained, and how did his babyish “hitting back” facilitate them? There are no concrete results in Iran or N. Korea. All we have is Trump acting as a showboat, walking with Kim, with whom he thinks he has a “good relationship.” Well, Dennis Rodman has a “good relationship” with Kim also. So what. I think the Norks are playing Trump, if in a different way from how they played Obama.

            1. Wolfsbane: To your first question, I can ask you to check how Japan is doing now that no missiles are flying over their territory anymore…….and regarding the United States, many remains from our soldiers have been returned to their families. So you can also give them a call.

              Do you know who Kim Jong Un is? I can tell you. He is a psychopath who went to school in Switzerland and under the influence and pressure from his family, he was trained, brainwashed and groomed to become a murderer. What would you do one night while walking along a dark road and you get to meet a guy like Kim? Would you call him names or would you use some psychology and say hello, call him a friend and try to stay alive. President Trump doesn’t want to go to war and this is the reason why he is negotiating. Yes, he is negotiating because he wants to fight for peace. He could choose to run for the presidency but he couldn’t pick the Presidents or Dictators from other countries he would have to deal with. This is the destiny of all Presidents. But for several decades nobody did anything and I don’t see the MSM attacking Kim like they are doing it with our President. The meeting at the DMZ was a first step, a first historic step and it doesn’t matter if some suffer from TDS or not and don’t see any progress. Someone has to have 2 big cojones to cross the border into North Korea while all of us are here in our cozy rooms discussing if Trump is juvenile or presidential enough. So the real question here is: Why has nobody done anything to avoid North Korea from becoming a nuclear power? The only thing that I know for sure is that Trump will never send an airplane full with cash to our enemies, run guns across the border nor transport children in buses from the border to an – until today – unknown place……..maybe Pedo-Island, who knows!

  14. Honestly, where would the Ambassador get the idea that the Trump Admin is inept in the foreign policy arena and prone to vicious infighting?

      1. Yeah. Foreign policy ineptness and an Admin prone to fighting with itself sound nothing at all like the Trump Admin.

    1. If someone wanted to prove that Trump is inept, they couldn’t do it better than by provoking him to make one of his babyish insulting tweets. No one who is “ept,” if there is such a word, would behave like Trump.

  15. I think it’s pretty clear that the leak came from Boris Johnson’s people for a very clear reason. Once he is made the new PM in a couple of days or whatever, he is going to need America to exert clear and direct pressure on the EU to agree to Brexit on a very pro-UK basis. Getting May’s acolytes and hangers on out the way, and doing favors to the US President, is absolutely essential.

  16. These gratuitous insults from Trump are probably one of his worst features, although his punch-back style works in a lot of political contexts. But in this case, he had already won, and the ambassador was being replaced.

    AS he should have been. Whoever leaked the contents of those cables was probably hoping to get rid of him, and it was pretty much inevitable at that point.

  17. ??? I didn’t read the Trump texts as being childish in the slightest. I thought he summed up the situation nicely, though sure we all could nitpick a word choice here or there. Still, I guess the ol’ cliched criticism from TRS is the best that could be mustered. I personally thought it great the the UK fired this @ss of theirs; hopefully they’ll continue to investigate who leaked the crap to the press in the first place and see some justice done.

  18. Instead of dragging out the cliché criticism of the President’s blunt responses to
    attacks on him, this article should be celebrating how swiftly he gets results. That
    ambassador was apparently another globalist fascist, the last person we need to
    deal with diplomatically. It’s good riddance.

    The question is, Who submarined him? Was it someone on his staff who was sick
    of his pompous elitism? Or a Trump loyalist who wanted him gone?

  19. I agree, I dont like Trump coming back with seemingly childish insults but the UK ambassador did have to go. I mean, come on, you cant insult the leader of one of your closest allies and expect for that relationship to be unchanged or not harmed in a major way. Granted, I know these cables were not public and the ambassadors comments were never meant to come out, but they did. Right or wrong, they did.

    It’s just common sense that he’d resign.

    1. Precisely and well said. You can’t have diplomats behaving this way and expect good relations.

  20. I’m sure that the Brits are outraged that he’s not a tea-sipping sophisticate like 0. People like Tromp are why we were able to save their bacon from the Germans. Twice.

      1. I’m speaking of his role as CIC. The bone spurs thing is as worn out as the pee tapes.

        1. Who knows how Trump would behave in a war as CIC? His recent conduct re Iran suggests he is not a great commander. As for the bone spur thing, it really happened, unlike the pee tapes.

  21. I’m baffled because a Newsmax article says Amb. Darroch is not contemptuous of Trump at all, and that the assessments of Trump as “inept” etc. were taken out of context. They were actually quotes from the MSM which the ambassador was relaying to his superiors.

    However, Trump jumped the gun and bashed Darroch so badly that he had to resign.

    1. That’s absurd. If that was the case, May would have said so immediately and not backed her guy so vehemently. Come on.

      1. I suggest you read the Newsmax article, whose headline reads:
        UK Ambassador Boosted Trump, Now He’s a Target

  22. I told [May] how [Brexit] should be done

    Wait, I’d like to hear a little bit more about that. Because, honestly, there is no simple solution to Brexit. But I’m curious to hear what his is.

    Also:

    What a mess she and her representatives have created.

    This is another example of Donald’s whiplash (and his expectation that his followers won’t call him on it). Four months ago, he was criticizing her. A month ago, he said, quote, “[May is] probably a better negotiator than I am.” Now today he’s back to lambasting her for not following his advice.

    This isn’t about May or Brexit for Donald. This is about whether he’s happy or angry at the UK at any given moment.

  23. OH CHARLES !!! Have that wretched man removed from his position. No one talks bad about my adoptive son Donald AND remove his Knighthood — Da Queen

  24. Look, like it or not, this is Trump’s way of doing things. I think asking “Is it Presidential?” is the wrong question. Clearly by any previous definition it isn’t.

    But being President is more than just image, it’s what gets done. What works. Would this style “work” for someone else, or even for Trump in a different time or under different circumstances? Probably not. But somehow it seems to be working for him now.

    In fact, it might be just what we need.

  25. When someone talks smack about our president, especially in a different country, than I say the gloves are off and I have no problem with the way he reacts.

    1. Amen! I’m so tired that Conservatives, when being attacked or insulted near continuously, are expected to have a genteel air about them. I’m sorry, but the era of “staying above the fray” or “taking the high road” is over. Fight fire with fire.

      1. I like the way Cruz does it better. The knife still goes just as deep, maybe deeper, but in such a way as to still be professional.

        1. @ryan-o Don’t start that, we’ll have people boo hooing that Cruz could have been president.

      2. I absolutely agree with you. The “classy” way doesn’t work anymore and I am tired that the enemy is eating our lunch day after day. When someone is a rat it has to be crashed like a rat.

  26. ??? I didn’t read the Trump texts as being childish in the slightest. I thought he summed up the situation nicely, though sure we all could nitpick a word choice here or there. Still, I guess the ol’ cliched criticism from TRS is the best that could be mustered. I personally thought it great the the UK fired this @ss of theirs; hopefully they’ll continue to investigate who leaked the crap to the press in the first place and see some justice done.

  27. Instead of dragging out the cliché criticism of the President’s blunt responses to
    attacks on him, this article should be celebrating how swiftly he gets results. That
    ambassador was apparently another globalist fascist, the last person we need to
    deal with diplomatically. It’s good riddance.

    The question is, Who submarined him? Was it someone on his staff who was sick
    of his pompous elitism? Or a Trump loyalist who wanted him gone?

  28. I agree, I dont like Trump coming back with seemingly childish insults but the UK ambassador did have to go. I mean, come on, you cant insult the leader of one of your closest allies and expect for that relationship to be unchanged or not harmed in a major way. Granted, I know these cables were not public and the ambassadors comments were never meant to come out, but they did. Right or wrong, they did.

    It’s just common sense that he’d resign.

    1. Precisely and well said. You can’t have diplomats behaving this way and expect good relations.

  29. Look, like it or not, this is Trump’s way of doing things. I think asking “Is it Presidential?” is the wrong question. Clearly by any previous definition it isn’t.

    But being President is more than just image, it’s what gets done. What works. Would this style “work” for someone else, or even for Trump in a different time or under different circumstances? Probably not. But somehow it seems to be working for him now.

    In fact, it might be just what we need.

  30. When someone talks smack about our president, especially in a different country, than I say the gloves are off and I have no problem with the way he reacts.

    1. Amen! I’m so tired that Conservatives, when being attacked or insulted near continuously, are expected to have a genteel air about them. I’m sorry, but the era of “staying above the fray” or “taking the high road” is over. Fight fire with fire.

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