July 10, 2019
It’s shocking to me that it took this long for this to happen.
It was obvious as soon as the leak happened that there was no possible way for him to continue to perform his duties, even if all of the insults contained in the leaked cables were 100% factual. It was simply a practical matter.
Kim Darroch, the British ambassador to the U.S., has announced his resignation days after leaked cables revealed his sharp criticism of the Trump administration and the U.S. president responded with a tweet saying he will “no longer deal with him.”
“The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like,” Darroch wrote in his resignation letter submitted Wednesday.
He went on, “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.”
Trump targeted Darroch in a series of tweets after the ambassador’s internal communications bashing the president were made public.
“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S. ” Trump tweeted Monday.
One day earlier, the British news site The Daily Mail first reported on “secret cables and briefing notes,” in which, Darroch called the Trump administration “dysfunctional,” “clumsy” and “inept.”
“We don’t really believe this Administration is going to become substantially more normal,” Darroch wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
The publication set off a diplomatic firestorm, with Trump continuing to ramp up his Twitter attacks.
“The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy,” Trump wrote on Tuesday.
The Trump tweets were to be expected, but they are also completely without relevance.
It would make absolutely no difference who the leader of any country is, once any other country’s ambassador to that country is on record saying negative things about that country’s leader, it becomes impossible for him to perform his job, period.
This whole entire drama was stupid.
Firstly, this shouldn’t have been leaked. I don’t know how it was leaked, but it wasn’t really newsworthy. The ambassador saying that the Trump administration is chaotic is not some grand revelation. Even when Trump himself says that the administration isn’t chaotic, he is clearly engaging in self-parody. No one denies this, and any one specific person stating it is not interesting.
Secondly, creating a question about whether he would resign was retarded, for the aforementioned reasons.
Thirdly, acting like this is somehow specifically related to Trump is retarded, for the aforementioned reasons.
Fourthly, this is not a “diplomatic rift,” it is just a stupid thing that happened, apparently for no reason.
The only thing that this proved is how incompetent Theresa May actually is, and everyone already knew that, because she’s already resigned.
The most interesting thing about this story is that this Kim asshole wears a pinky ring.
Why does he do that?
Is it his wedding ring that got too fat for his normal finger?
What is going on there?