UK Ambassador to U.S. Resigns

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UK Ambassador to U.S. Resigns

Kim Darroch resigned after the leak of diplomatic cables showed him calling President Trump "insecure, clumsy and inept."

LONDON -- The UK ambassador to the U.S. is resigning following the recent leak of diplomatic cables that were highly critical of the Trump administration. 

Kim Darroch stepped down Wednesday, informing the UK's Foreign Office that the situation has made it "impossible for him to carry out his role effectively." 

The cables, obtained over the weekend by a British tabloid, show Darroch assessing the White House as dysfunctional.  He referred to the President Trump as insecure, clumsy and inept. 

Trump hit back this week saying he didn't know the ambassador but would "no longer deal with him."

(Photo by Amer Ghazzal/Getty.)

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