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Trump says he scrapped London trip over Obama's embassy deal

Trump says he scrapped London trip over Obama's embassy deal

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he has canceled a trip to London, in a tweet that blamed his predecessor for selling the previous U.S. Embassy in that city for "peanuts". "Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!"

President Donald Trump confirmed that he is canceling his trip to London for the opening of a new USA embassy.

"Nope it's because nobody wanted you to come", Miliband wrote in a reply to the United States leader's tweet. It said some officials believed he decided not to come because he felt the arrangements for the visit were too low key, and would instead send Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to open the embassy.

Supporters of Trump though said his refusal to visit London was a shame and reflected badly on the British public.

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The new building will open for business on January 16. While the trip was always meant to be a working one, and separate to an official full state visit this year for which a date has not been set, as president Trump has visited more than a dozen countries ahead of Britain, including Belgium, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam.

MPs have repeatedly called for the offer of a state visit for the US President to be withdrawn following his crackdown on immigration from majority-Muslim countries and promotion of far-right group Britain First on Twitter. The Independent added that Trump "is said to be unhappy about the lack of "bells and whistles" surrounding the event and the fact he would not be able to meet the Queen".

Actually, it was then-President George W. Bush's State Department that in 2008 made a decision to move the embassy for security reasons.

The new U.S. Embassy building is seen during a press preview near the River Thames in London.

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The newspaper said the prime minister's office was aware that the visit had been postponed.

Some Twitter users claimed he was "too scared" to visit and others compared his planned visit to the United Kingdom to that of other countries he has visited, including Saudi Arabia.

Trump faced fresh criticism on Thursday night after the Washington Post reported that he had questioned planned changes to immigration rules, asking colleagues why the USA had to welcome arrivals from "shithole countries".

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