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Trump slams British PM in angry tweets after damning diplomatic cables leak

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Donald Trump lashed out at Theresa May on Twitter on Monday, visibly angry at her continuing support for the British ambassador to Washington despite the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

Donald Trump said he would have no further contact with Britain's ambassador to Washington, following the leak of diplomatic cables in which the envoy described him as "inept."

"I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the U.S," Mr Trump tweeted of Kim Darroch, as Britain scrambled to stem the damage to relations caused by the incident.

"We will no longer deal with him," added Mr Trump, who hit out in a series of tweets at Theresa May and her "representatives," and welcomed the prime minister's impending departure from office.

Mr Trump lashed out at May, calling her handling of Brexit a "mess".

"I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit," Trump tweeted. "What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way."

"The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister," Trump wrote.

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