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18 Jan 2021

Trump presidency ‘an aberration’ – Lewis Lukens, former US deputy chief of mission to UK

Presenter

With a new incoming President in the White House, that is also going to mean a new US ambassador in the United Kingdom. Like Donald Trump, the man who’s been in charge of the embassy for the past three years has proved to be a controversial figure.

The former deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy, Lewis Lukens, was dismissed by Ambassador Woody Johnson two years ago. Mr Lukens was accused of a lack of loyalty to Donald Trump. How? By praising President Obama’s diplomatic skills.

We spoke to him and began by asking about morale at the embassy in London.