From Christopher Dickey, the author of "Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South" and "Securing the City," this site provides updates and footnotes on history, espionage, terrorism, fanaticism, policing and counterinsurgency linked to Dickey's columns for The Daily Beast and his other writings; also, occasional dialogues, diatribes, and contributions from friends.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Why Did Trump Change His Tune About Brit. Amb. Kim Darroch?
The video follows on this news which appeared in several publications including The Hill:
President Trump on Friday offered praise for the former British ambassador to the U.S. days after he essentially forced Kim Darroch’s resignation by freezing him out of the White House.
Darroch announced Wednesday he would leave his post, saying his position became untenable after leaked cables showed he criticized Trump as “inept.” Trump responded by bashing him as a “very stupid guy” and a “pompous fool.”
"Well, I wish the British ambassador well. Some people just told me — too bad, but they said he actually said very good things about me,” the president said. ...