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Trump cancels London trip over ‘bad’ embassy deal, blames Obama adminstration

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said on late Thursday (Jan 11) he no longer plans to attend the opening of a new US embassy in London.

He announced the decision in a midnight tweet amid reports in Britain that a Trump visit would be met with protests.

The president wrote that he was nixing the trip – initially scheduled for next month – because he is displeased with the location of the new embassy and its price tag.

“Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts’. only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars,” Trump wrote.

“Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

Trump has also been offered a full-blown state visit to Britain but no date has been set, amid jitters over protests.

As recently as Jan 7, Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated that a state visit is still planned, saying “Trump is coming to the UK.”

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