Donald Trump cancels visit to open United States embassy in London

Donald Trump retweeted Britain First

Although the decision was not made under Obama, Trump is correct to say that the sale of the embassy was completed during the Obama administration.

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter he is cancelling his February trip to the UK.

US President Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled a plan to inaugurate the new US embassy in London next month, according to reports from the British media.

The president had been expected to travel to the British capital next month to open the embassy.

Some British lawmakers questioned whether Trump would be welcome after he re-tweeted videos from a far-right British group and criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan following a terror attack previous year.

However, the move of the Embassy from London's swanky Mayfair to Nine Elms Lane in South London was overseen by President George W. Bush rather than President Obama.

It's thought that President Trump will still visit the United Kingdom later this year to meet the Queen, but there are no firm plans yet.


U.S. president Donald Trump has blamed a "bad" property deal as the reason he ditched his visit to London next month - but identified the wrong culprit.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also called out Trump for promoting the "vile, extremist" Britain First, which "exists exclusively to sow divisions and hatred in our country".

The White House has yet to respond to the reports, while Downing Street declined to comment on the particular case. The new building is also larger and more energy efficient. He told the BBC he expected Trump to visit the U.K in the new year, but did not give a date.

"President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and action the polar opposite of our city's values", Khan said in a statement released on Twitter.

Khan, who is Muslim, called Britain First, the far-right party Trump retweeted, "a vile, extremist group that exists exclusively to sow division and hatred in our country".

This week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed off suggestions that a state visit to Britain by Mr Trump should be scrapped.

Trump has sparked alarm among diplomats by repeatedly entering into Twitter spats with key public figures, including North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, to whom he recently boasted about the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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