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Borowitz writes: "Following the resignation of its Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, the government of the United Kingdom has disclosed that it has been unable to find a replacement for Darroch who does not also think that Donald J. Trump is a blithering idiot."

U.K. prime minister Theresa May. (photo: Luke Dray/Getty)
U.K. prime minister Theresa May. (photo: Luke Dray/Getty)


UK Unable to Find Replacement Ambassador Who Does Not Think Trump Is an Idiot

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

10 July 19

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."


ollowing the resignation of its Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, the government of the United Kingdom has disclosed that it has been unable to find a replacement for Darroch who does not also think that Donald J. Trump is a blithering idiot.

At a press conference at 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, revealed that the search for a new ambassador who does not believe that Trump is an imbecile has thus far come up empty.

“We did not want a repeat of the unfortunate Kim Darroch incident, so we made the first question on the job application, ‘Do you think Donald Trump is a moron?’ ” May said. “So far, none of the applicants has checked the ‘no’ box.”

May acknowledged that the government might have to expand its search for applicants beyond those with diplomatic experience in order to find a replacement for Darroch who does not consider Trump a dolt.

“We will search high and low until we find someone in this country who doesn’t think Donald Trump is a nitwit,” she said. “We’re starting by interviewing people who don’t think Boris Johnson is a nitwit.”

While affirming her government’s determination to find someone in the U.K. who does not think Trump is an unmitigated bonehead, May warned that the difficulty of the task must not be underestimated. “This is turning out to be harder than Brexit,” she said.

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+10 # Carol R 2019-07-11 04:48
Smart people, the British. LOVE their Baby Trump blimp. Wish we could sign a petition to keep Trump out of the country.
 
 
+8 # revhen 2019-07-11 07:07
Stunning to me is how many intelligent people have been deceived by Trump to the point they support him totally. Yes, intelligent, educated people of my acquaintance.
 
 
+6 # Texas Aggie 2019-07-11 09:30
I guess the only two people in the UK who do not regard Phat Boy as a blithering idiot do not have any diplomatic experience at all. They would be Nigel Farage and Piers Morgan.

That dog, I say that dog’s strictly GI – gibberin idiot that is. - Foghorn Leghorn
 
 
+4 # Enoch E Birch 2019-07-11 12:16
Texas Aggie might add Boris Johnson and Liam Fox to the list of those who take Trump seriously.
 

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