His administration will remain self-interested

In the least surprising news ever, the UK ambassador to Washington is not impressed by the Trump administration. Someone leaked his emails to the Daily Mail.

In the messages, the UK’s ambassador Sir Kim Darroch said the White House was “uniquely dysfunctional” and “divided” under Donald Trump.

“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,” he said.

Ya, neither do we. Also on the list of no hopes that: less ignorant, less corrupt, less nepotistic, less xenophobic, less rights-abusing, less authoritarian.

Although Sir Kim said Mr Trump was “dazzled” by his state visit to the UK in June, the ambassador warned that his administration will remain self-interested, adding: “This is still the land of America First”.

Differences between the US and the UK on climate change, media freedoms and the death penalty might come to the fore as the countries seek to improve trading relations after Brexit, the memos said.

To get through to the president, “you need to make your points simple, even blunt”, he said.

Why? Because he’s thick. Because he’s thick as ten short planks, and he has the attention span of an infant, and he doesn’t listen to other people, and he’s pig-ignorant.

The leader of the Brexit party, Nigel Farage, has criticised Sir Kim for his comments, branding the ambassador “totally unsuitable for the job” and saying the “sooner he is gone the better”.

Oh nonsense. Trump is what he is, and it would be dereliction for Sir Kim to say otherwise.

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