Trump forces UK ambassador to resign for calling him 'insecure'


Trump couldn't handle the honest assessments of the U.K. ambassador to the United States.

Kim Darroch, the U.K.'s ambassador to the United States, tendered his resignation on Wednesday, following the release of leaked cables in which he assessed Trump as "insecure."

"Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador," Darroch said in a statement. "I want to put an end to that speculation. The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like."

In the leaked documents, Darroch gave his honest assessment of Trump and the Trump administration, which was unflattering, to say the least.

"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," Darroch wrote at one point.

"For a man who has risen to the highest office on the planet, President Trump radiates insecurity," Darroch wrote in June 2017.

The current situation is a mess because Trump, determined to prove Darroch's analysis correct, spent the past several days melting down over criticism meant to stay private.

Trump attacked Darroch as "wacky," a "very stupid guy," and a "pompous fool." Trump made such assessments, relayed on Twitter for all the world to see, despite never having met Darroch.

In his home country, Darroch had the support of his government. Prime Minister Theresa May praised Darroch for his "honest, unvarnished assessments" of Trump and his team.

In accepting his resignation, Sir Simon McDonald, permanent undersecretary at the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, praised Darroch for his "dignity, professionalism and class."

"You demonstrate the essence of the values of British public service," McDonald added.

Even the two men vying to be the next Prime Minister of the UK united in their opposition to how Trump handled the situation.

In the end, Trump issued a decree that he could no longer stand to deal with Darroch, highlighting the very insecurity Darroch wrote about.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.