“I wish the British ambassador well,” Trump said Friday. “Some people just told me — too bad — but they said he actually said very good things about me. He was sort of referring to other people.”

Trump’s change of heart comes after he attacked Darroch on Twitter on Monday following the leak, saying he would “no longer deal with him.” A day later, the president again pilloried the ambassador, calling him “a pompous fool,” “wacky” and “a very stupid guy.”

“In the current circumstances the responsible course is to allow the appointment of a new ambassador,” he wrote.

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