(TELESUR) – “Inept, dysfunctional, insecure” are some of the words used by the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, to describe U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to leaked diplomatic memos published by the Daily Mail on Sunday.
“’We don’t really believe this Administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction-riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept,” the U.K.’s diplomatic head in Washington told his country’s Foreign Office in the leaked documents obtained by the British newspaper.
Darroch refereed to Trump as “insecure” and “incompetent” reportedly saying that his presidency could “crash and burn” and “end in disgrace”, yet drew parallels that despite scandals involving the U.S. head of state, Trump “may emerge from the flames, battered but intact, like Schwarzenegger in the final scenes of The Terminator.”
The Washington Files span the period from 2017 to the present, covering everything from Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East, in-house problems, his approach to international trade and his 2020 reelection bid. Britain’s Foreign Office did not dispute the veracity of the information.
“The British public would expect our ambassadors to provide ministers with an honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in their country,” a spokeswoman told The Guardian.