The ambassador had described Trump as “inept,” “insecure”, and “incompetent,” according to the cables obtained by The Mail on Sunday.
“On behalf of the diplomatic service, I accept your resignation with deep personal regret,” McDonald said, as quoted by The Guardian newspaper, in response to Darroch’s resignation letter.
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Twitter he was “deeply saddened” by the news of Darroch’s resignation.
“Standing up for Britain means standing up for the finest diplomats on the world.
“It should never have come to this,” Hunt said.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said at the height of the scandal that Darroch still had her support even if she did not agree with all of his opinions.
Tom Tugendhat, the foreign affairs committee chairman, on Monday urged for a police investigation of the leak. (Sputnik/NAN)