Hancock says Britain needs to reset ties with U.S.

Hancock says Britain needs to reset ties with U.S.

The health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday that Britain needs to reset its relationship with the United States following a diplomatic spat with Donald Trump, as he failed to give his full backing to the ambassador at the centre of the row.

Trump lashed out at “foolish” British Prime Minister Theresa May and her “wacky” Washington ambassador on Tuesday after leaked documents showed the envoy had described the U.S. administration as “dysfunctional” and “inept”.

“We have to reset those relations with the White House which is bigger than one individual because it’s a matter of having those relationships in a good place at every level,” according to report. Hancock is a vocal backer of former London mayor Boris Johnson to become the next prime minister.