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Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' embassy, blames Obama in midnight tweet

Trump cancels London trip over 'bad' embassy, blames Obama in midnight tweet

President Trump said he canceled a planned trip to London because he doesn't want to cut the ribbon at the new USA embassy there that he described as a "bad deal".

However, according to the Telegraph, Trump had canceled his visit to the United Kingdom not just because of the possible protests but also because he was unhappy about the arrangements and the scale of the visit.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May extended an invitation to the president when she became the first world leader to visit Trump's White House a year ago.

"This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place".

Several British ministers had opposed Trump's retweets openly as the trans-Atlantic spat had turned into a full-scale public debate.

His itinerary had included a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and possibly the queen. The February visit would have been a lower-profile "working visit", but now secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit instead, The Daily Mail reports.

The American flag was this month removed from the US embassy in Grosvenor Square - an area known as "Little America" during World War Two, when the square also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

May told the BBC earlier this month that Trump would be making a visit to Britain, without giving a time frame.

Downing Street declined to comment on Mr Trump's cancellation of the trip.

"Nope it's because nobody wanted you to come", Miliband wrote in a reply to the U.S. leader's tweet.

Mr Trump's tweet came hours after he asked why the U.S. should allow more immigrants from "s***hole countries" in.

It is a veritable fortress set back at least 100ft from surrounding buildings - mostly newly-erected high-rise residential blocks - and incorporating living quarters for the US Marines permanently stationed inside. "And you got the message".

Trump confirmed his decision on Twitter late Thursday night after British newspapers reported that fears of mass protests had scuttled the trip.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband replied to Trump's tweet shortly after it was posted, challenging the assertion that it was Trump's dissatisfaction with the deal that had derailed the visit.

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