(Washington Examiner) Joe Biden’s claim that Theresa May confided to him her concerns about President Trump risks undermining relations between the United Kingdom and the United States just weeks ahead of the president’s first state visit to Britain.
His comments, made to supporters in bungled fashion on Saturday, raised fresh questions about his fitness for office and provoked criticism that May had broken diplomatic protocols.
A former British diplomat said the prime minister had made the mistake of inserting herself into America’s election battleground. "This seems an extraordinary breach of protocol,” he said. “Frankly, it's an embarrassingly undiplomatic piece of diplomacy. Relations with the Trump administration were already on shaky ground.”
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