Trump Cancels State Visit

The Donald Cancels State visit and blames Obama.

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Trump on January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new $1bn (£738m) US embassy in London.

The US president tweeted he was not a “big fan” of the new embassy – which is moving from Mayfair to south London.

He blamed Barack Obama’s administration for a “bad deal” despite the fact the move was agreed under George W Bush.

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.