Former UK Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, today expressed his regret over describing Trump and his administration as ‘inept’, saying he should have done better.
“I could have called him undexterous or infelicitous instead and got my main point across, but I assumed he would not know the meaning of inept.”
Darroch maintains someone else must have stold him what it means, though he still insist his using of the word ‘dysfunctional’ was not in error.
“It has so many syllables – there’s no way he or anyone around him knows its definition.”
He points out that he purposefully used words like stupid and dolt in his cables, as he knew President Trump knew them well as they are a mainstay of his domestic and foreign relations.
“I should have used the coded sarcastic language we British are known for and called him an extremely clever and gifted leader.”