Trump Cancels UK Visit In Late-night Tweet: “NO!” To London Requests
In a surprising move this week, President Trump cancelled his state visit to the UK, citing the fact that he is unhappy with the new location of the American Embassy.
In a tweet, he described the new Embassy as a “bad deal” and said that the US had sold its “finest” Embassy for “peanuts”.
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. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
The Tweet, however, has caused much controversy as it has since transpired that the idea to move the embassy was first proposed under President Bush and Obama’s administration had simply followed on with it.
Since the tweet, the Labour mayor of London – Sadiq Khan – has hit out at trump, saying that he’s glad the president “got the message” from the British people, implying that he isn’t wanted.
However, Khan’s predecessor Boris Johnson has fought back against his remarks, calling him a “puffed up pompous popinjay”
The US is the biggest single investor in the UK – yet Khan & Corbyn seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk. We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed up pompous popinjay in City Hall.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 12, 2018