Trump cancels UK trip citing Obama’s ‘bad’ embassy deal

Written by on January 12, 2018

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to the UK expected to take place next month, citing his displeasure at the new US embassy in London he was due to inaugurate during the visit.

In a tweet, Trump said the new embassy building was part of a “bad deal” as he blamed the Obama administration for selling the previous one in Grosvenor Square for “peanuts”.

The trip was not the controversial full state visit offered by Theresa May, for which no date has yet been set. Downing Street declined to comment on Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has clashed with the president in the past, said the US president had “got the message” that many Londoners were staunchly opposed to his policies and actions.

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