Mr Johnson hit back at accusations that he threw Sir Darroch “under the bus” to strengthen his ties with the US President.

The former London Mayor faced claims he hadn’t offered enough support for Sir Darroch, who resigned from his position as ambassador to Washington after memos of him describing Mr Trump as “inept” were leaked.

Mr Johnson hit back at accusations that he threw Sir Darroch “under the bus” to strengthen his ties with the US President.

He said: “I will stand up for our fantastic diplomats across the world.”

He said he believed Britain’s relationship with the United States was the “single most important strategic fact of our times”.

Mr Johnson added: “I criticised him as foreign secretary.

“We in the UK do not agree with the position of the United States on global warming or their approach to the Iran nuclear deal. We were very robust and will continue to be robust with the US.”

Sir Darroch sensationally resigned yesterday after Mr Trump launched a scathing Twitter attack branding the ambassador as “wacky”.

In his resignation letter he said it had become “impossible” to carry out his £185,000-a-year role after leaked memos revealed he called Mr Trump “inept”, “insecure” and “incompetent”.

In the sensitive documents, Sir Darroch allegedly voiced fears that the American president could also still attack Iran.

He wrote: “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 IS INEPT’

Mr Trump tweeted on Monday blasting Prime Minister Theresa May while harshly commenting on Sir Darroch.

He said: “I have been very critical about the way the UK and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit.

“What a mess she and her representatives have created.

“I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way.

“I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well thought of within the US. We will no longer deal with him.”

The Tory leadership frontrunners comments tonight were made during a hustings event where he attended with rival Jeremy Hunt.

Mr had previously come out in full support of Sir Darroch.

The Foreign Secretary stood by popular Sir Kim, 65, who previously worked as the PM’s National Security Adviser.

Mr Hunt said he was “doing his job” as “frank opinions” from ambassadors are vital.

But in a bid to smooth over the Transatlantic rift, Mr Hunt added: “It’s also important to say this was a personal view. It’s not the view of the British government. It’s not my view.

“We continue to think that under President Trump the US administration is not just highly effective but the best possible friend of the United Kingdom on the international stage.”

I criticised him as foreign secretary. We in the UK do not agree with the position of the United States on global warming or their approach to the Iran nuclear deal. We were very robust and will continue to be robust with the US.

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  1. It is good that Darroch resigned, as he doesn’t have a clue as to what is going on in Iran. Has he been there? NO!! Trump was just there. He made and unscheduled, unannounced trip and had a very good talk. The people of Iran love Trump! Just like the people of Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and several other countries. Darroch doesn’t know a damn thing about what it takes to be an Ambassador. If Trump called him Wacky, then he probably was, because President Trump is a good judge of character!!
    The Politicians of the UK would do well to pay attention to the Maestro and maybe read his book “The Art of the Deal” so they could learn how it’s done. China invited Trump into the Forbidden City, (the only US President ever to be taken there, ever!) Trump went to North Korea and spoke with Kim Jung Un (the only President ever to have gone into the country of North Korea) there have been no missile launches have there?) Trump is making the UK pay its fair share for the first time in a very long time. He is making China eat those Tariffs especially after the Billions in Tariffs they cost the US as well as the Billions in theft of our Intellectual Property. China has to save face somewhat so there might be a little saber rattling, but that’s it. Iran made the mistake of saying something threatening and Trump tweeted back to him MAKING HIM AWARE THAT HE WOULD SUFFER SEVERELY IF HE EVER THREATENED AMERICA AGAIN. They respect Trump. Unlike how they feel about the limp wristed dandies in the UK or Canada. And, by the way, you know your Queen and her decision to all of a sudden do something FOR the Citizens? as in suspending Parliament for several days to help with the People & Johnson’s BREXIT? yes, that was all Trump too. His last visit with the Queen and the Protocols that were changed and their various symbolic gestures, him walking ahead of the Queen, him standing in between the Prince and the Queen, both of which are just never done. That made it apparent that he had just won.

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