Trump: White House will 'no longer deal' with UK ambassador

Leaked diplomatic cables revealed Ambassador Kim Darroch describing the U.S. administration as "dysfunctional" and "inept."
1:48 | 07/09/19

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Transcript for Trump: White House will 'no longer deal' with UK ambassador
Next here, to president trump tonight responding after the British ambassador to the U.S., and what he said about president trump in leaked cables. ABC's Kyra Phillips is at the white house tonight. Reporter: Tonight, president trump tweeting his administration will no longer deal with Britain's ambassador to the U.S. After leaked diplomatic cables revealed the ambassador describing the trump administration as "Dysfunctional," "Diplomatically clumsy and inept." The ambassador has not served the uk well, I can tell you that. Reporter: In the memos obtained by "The daily mail," ambassador Kim Darroch declares, "I don't think this administration will ever look competent." He writes that president trump "Radiates insecurity" and when dealing with him, "You need to make your points simple, even blunt." He says the president's life has been "Mired in scandal," warning trump and his family may have been entangled with "Dodgy Russians." We're not big fans of that man. Reporter: The uk foreign secretary defending the ambassador. We pay them as taxpayers to give us their frank assessment of the situation in the countries where they are serving, which is what our ambassador in Washington was doing. But it's a personal view. And Kyra Phillips live at the white house tonight. Kyra, the president says his team will no longer deal with this ambassador. Any response from the uk Reporter: David, Theresa may's office calls the whoep episode, quote, a matter of regret, but says the ambassador continues to have the prime minister's full support. And just moments ago, David, we learned that the ambassador has actually been disinvited from an official dinner with president trump tonight. David? Not terribly surprising. Kyra, thank you.

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