Boris Johnson claims his remarks were ‘misrepresented’ to Kim Darroch

Boris Johnson has robustly defended his role in the resignation of Kim Darroch, claiming his remarks in a televised debate had been “misrepresented” to the former ambassador to Washington.

Darroch quit his post on Wednesday, after Donald Trump publicly expressed his fury about a series of highly critical reports that had been leaked to the Mail on Sunday.

Johnson, challenged repeatedly about the issue in an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Neil on Friday, denied that he failed to support Darroch in Tuesday’s ill-tempered ITV leadership debate.

“I stood up completely…
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