In a fiesty 10 minute confrontation with presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, the bumbling cabinet minister said he was being "diplomatic" in his answers, adding: "It's really, really straightforward - which is that I think Sir Kim is terrific and at the same time, we also have to reset what's become a hard relationship".
Sir Kim wrote that the Trump White House was dysfunctional and advised officials to "keep your points simple, even blunt" if they were given an opportunity to speak to the president. Darroch resigned hours after Johnson made those comments.
But Mr Johnson's supporters have warned the PM it would be unacceptable to tie the hands of her successor by appointing a new ambassador in one of her final acts in Downing Street. "I worked very well with him for years".
Asked if he would jump before he was pushed if Mr Johnson takes the Tory crown in two weeks' time, Mr Hammond told ITV's Peston: "My expectation is that I will not be serving in the next administration".
Mr Trump also took the opportunity to criticise outgoing prime minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit, saying he advised her how to approach the negotiations but she "went her own foolish way".
Sir Alan said "that's not leadership" adding that it was "not what a future Prime Minister should be doing".
A ballot of the 160,000 or so party members is being conducted to determine party leader. The victor will be announced July 23.
British ambassadors are nearly always professional diplomats rather than political appointees.
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Finally, I see in Boris Johnson a man with a vision. The president has previously said Brexit champion Nigel Farage would be a good choice, though Farage this week ruled himself out. One senior Number 10 figure said they were "hugely disappointed" in Mr Hancock's conduct.
Mr Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, said he was "deeply saddened" by Mr Darroch's resignation.
The ardent European Union advocate explained that the Queen's decision to grant a suspension of parliament "cannot be challenged in law, but the prime minister's advice to the Queen" can be.
British officials are hunting for the culprits behind the leak of Darroch's confidential memos, meant to be seen by a small group of senior politicians and officials. Criminal prosecution could result if the culprit is found, he said.
"Our focus is on finding someone within the system who has released illicitly these communications", he told lawmakers.
Health secretary Matt Hancock, a leading backer of Mr Johnson, defended him.
After the then United Kingdom ambassador resignation a day later, Johnson was again asked about his opinion.