UK Foreign Secretary Slams Trump’s ‘Disrespectful’ Remarks About Theresa May

on July 23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 23: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not pictured) speak to the media at the Foreign Ministry on July 23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Hunt is in Berli... BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 23: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (not pictured) speak to the media at the Foreign Ministry on July 23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Hunt is in Berlin on his first foreign trip for bilateral talks since he took office following the recent resignation of Boris Johnson. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 9, 2019 1:53 p.m.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a candidate to become the UK’s next prime minister, hit President Donald Trump on Tuesday after Trump attacked current British Prime Minister Theresa May on Twitter.

“@realDonaldTrump friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our Prime Minister and my country,” Hunt tweeted. “Your diplomats give their private opinions to @SecPompeo and so do ours!”

Hunt also pledged to keep Sir Kim Darroch on as UK ambassador if Hunt ascended to the prime minister post.

Secret cables from Darroch leaked to British tabloid the Daily Mail revealed that the ambassador had described Trump’s administration as “dysfunctional” and “inept.”

Trump predictably lashed out on Tuesday, calling Darroch a “very stupid guy.” In the same tweets, Trump also mocked May and the “failed Brexit negotiation.”

“I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done,” he tweeted. “A disaster!”

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