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Donald Trump cancels UK visit, blames embassy relocation


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Donald Trump has cancelled a “working visit” to a UK designed for subsequent month to strictly launch a new US embassy, blaming a “bad deal” struck by a prior Obama-administration to immigrate a bottom from executive London to an “off location”.

The US boss launched his conflict on Twitter opposite a embassy’s pierce from Grosvenor Square in a posh Mayfair area of a city to Nine Elms, south of a Thames, in a 1.2 billion dollar project. He wrote: “Reason we cancelled my outing to London is that we am not a large fan of a Obama administration carrying sole maybe a best located and excellent embassy in London for ‘peanuts’, only to build a new one in an off plcae for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will now step in for a launch of a new embassy site, that will open to staff on Jan 16. The brief revisit by Trump in Feb was not a full State Visit due by British Prime Minister Theresa May on a invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, for that no date has nonetheless been set.

Downing Street has declined to criticism on Trump’s termination of a operative revisit to a UK. Sections of a UK media explain that a revisit was cancelled amid fears of mass protests as a embassy’s devise to pierce from Mayfair to Nine Elms in London pre-dated a Barack Obama administration and was initial reported in Oct 2008, when George W Bush was still a president.

The new building will open on Jan 16. Citing confidence and environmental reasons, a US State Department had concluded to sell a stream embassy building in Grosvenor Square to a Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co, that intends to spin it into a oppulance hotel.

On a embassy web page about a project, it said: “The devise has been saved wholly by a deduction of a sale of other US Government properties in London, not by appropriated funds”.

Trump had also been scheduled to reason talks with Theresa May in No 10 Downing Street, with Feb 26 and 27 noted in a diary for a visit. Downing Street had hoped to announce a dates this week. The operative revisit termination follows a aria in UK-US relations, with May criticising Trump’s preference to retweet element posted by a far-right nonconformist group, Britain First, final November.

Trump had responded by tweeting directly to a British PM that she should concentration on rebellious domestic terrorism.

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