Ambassador Darroch is No More

Oct 2014
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British expat in USA
#41
Johnson has been part of the Brexit "Take Back Control!" sloganeering, and now we see how weak and dependent the UK will be alone and at the mercy of Trump.

UK ambassador to US resigns in Trump leaks row
We've known that for a long time; the Brexiteers just don't want to acknowledge it. People in pro-Brexit Facebook groups are salivating at the prospect of being America's junior partner. I wonder if they'll still feel that way when American demands include privatizing the NHS.
 
Dec 2013
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#43
Which wouldn't matter much to us Americans, except it appears he was fired by Trump.

That's a completely inappropriate way for our president to relate to foreign emissaries.

If every diplomat in D.C. has to be a Trump sycophant, there's a real problem.
But you know the reaction of Donald Trump toward the ambassador proves at least something : "Only Truth hurts".... If Mr. Trump was a real strong man, he would have just ignored and made as if the diplomat's memos did not exist or be able to use the sense of humor he does not have. On the contrary he seems as Always afraid of other people's eye on him, which expresses a lack of self trust….
 
Oct 2014
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British expat in USA
#44
But you know the reaction of Donald Trump toward the ambassador proves at least something : "Only Truth hurts".... If Mr. Trump was a real strong man, he would have just ignored and made as if the diplomat's memos did not exist or be able to use the sense of humor he does not have. On the contrary he seems as Always afraid of other people's eye on him, which expresses a lack of self trust….
But he got his way. Boris Johnson caved, Sir Kim Darroch resigned, and Theresa May once again comes across as irrelevant. As long as Trump's behavior keeps being reinforced, he's going to see it as strong.
 
Feb 2010
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#47
Leaks are damaging but the ambassador's dumb opinion hardly reaches the level of national security. All it did is cause embarrassment to the country of Britain.
Leaks are the embarrassment. The ambassador's frank assessment is spot on accurate. Nobody in the Trump administration has mentioned that, let alone denied it. Other countries have shared their ambassador's confidential comments with Britain in the past, they will think again if they are liable to be broadcast far and wide.
 
Jan 2019
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Leaks are the embarrassment. The ambassador's frank assessment is spot on accurate. Nobody in the Trump administration has mentioned that, let alone denied it. Other countries have shared their ambassador's confidential comments with Britain in the past, they will think again if they are liable to be broadcast far and wide.
Accuracy is not based on someone's opinion. Sorry.
 

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