“I believed that, by writing these messages in English, that would serve the same purpose as encryption,” Darroch said. “The fact that Trump was somehow able to decode them remains deeply mysterious to me.”
Darroch said that, “out of an abundance of caution,” he took further steps to make the cables indecipherable to Trump, deploying multisyllabic words such as “dysfunctional.”
“Clearly, I did not take into account the possibility that one of his aides might read these cables aloud to him and explain what all of the long words meant,” he said. “I was not aware that there was anyone at the White House capable of performing such duties.” More here. Thanks to Bob for the link.
Very funny. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I can’t help but wonder if our next Prime Minister, Boris, wanted to clear him out ready for someone new who would be more amenable to their requirements.