Karma favors the bold.
Courtesy of Business Insider:
Sir Kim Darroch, the UK ambassador to the US who was forced to announce his resignation after calling President Donald Trump “incompetent,” has been made a Lord by former Prime Minister Theresa May.
May on Tuesday released her resignation honors list, a tradition in British politics where an outgoing prime minister grants honors such as knighthoods and peerages (which grant the title of Lord) to people of their choosing.
The list included Darroch, who will be given a life peerage, granting him permanent membership in the UK House of Lords and the title of Lord.
Darroch became Britain’s ambassador to the US in 2016, under President Barack Obama. He continued to serve after Trump’s election but announced his resignation in July after a leak of his internal guidance to the British government provoked the president’s fury.
For those who may have forgotten what Darroch said in his memos that pissed Trump off so much let us return to my post from July 7th:
- Describes bitter conflicts within Trump’s White House – verified by his own sources – as ‘knife fights’;
- Warns that Trump could have been indebted to ‘dodgy Russians’;
- Claims the President’s economic policies could wreck the world trade system;
- Says the scandal-hit Presidency could ‘crash and burn’ and that ‘we could be at the beginning of a downward spiral… that leads to disgrace and downfall’;
- Voices fears that Trump could still attack Iran.
- In one of the most sensitive documents, Sir Kim writes: ‘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 also says that he doesn’t think Trump’s White House will ‘ever look competent’.
Yep, sounds pretty accurate to me.
I appreciate the fact that it was Theresa May who tried so very hard to find a way to somehow work with Trump who wanted Darroch honored in this way.
Clearly she knows he was only doing his job and describing exactly what he experienced in the most factual way possible.