Well that escalated fast.

US President Donald Trump has stepped up his attack on the UK’s ambassador in Washington, saying “we will no longer deal with him”.

In tweets on Monday, he said Sir Kim Darroch was “not liked or well thought of within the US”.

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Sir Kim had described President Trump’s administration as “inept” in leaked emails.

Mr Trump again criticised UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, describing it as “a mess”.

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Earlier, Mrs May’s spokesman said she had “full faith” in Sir Kim, but did not agree with his assessment of the president.

The leak was “absolutely unacceptable”, the spokesman said, adding that the PM’s office had made contact with the White House.

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Mr Trump had already responded by saying “we’re not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well”.

He then took to Twitter again:

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