Trump Says He's Canceling UK Visit, Citing 'Bad Deal' On New London Embassy

President Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during their assembly during a Palace Hotel during a United Nations General Assembly, in September.

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President Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during their assembly during a Palace Hotel during a United Nations General Assembly, in September.

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Updated during 6:55 a.m. ET

President Trump announced early Friday that he has canceled a outing to a U.K. subsequent month, citing a “bad deal” a Obama administration done for a new U.S. embassy in London.

The boss supposed a queen’s invitation for a state revisit when he met with Prime Minister Theresa May in Jul during a G20 limit in Hamburg, Germany. The outing had tentatively been designed to start around a finish of February.

In a twitter posted usually before 1 a.m. on Friday, a boss pronounced he had motionless opposite a outing since “I am not a large fan of a Obama Administration carrying sole maybe a best located and excellent embassy in London for ‘peanuts,’ usually to build a new one in an off plcae for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

The pierce comes weeks after Trump sparked annoy in Britain for retweeting agitator anti-Muslim videos from a far-right U.K. politician.

The primary apportion pronounced it was “wrong” for a boss to have common a videos initial posted by a far-right Britain First Party. London Mayor Sadiq Khan also called out Trump for compelling a “vile, extremist” Britain First, that “exists only to boar groups and loathing in a country.”

(Since then, May called a U.S. approval of Jerusalem as Israel’s collateral “unhelpful,” a pierce that reportedly hurt Trump.)

Last February, a British Parliament took a rarely surprising step of debating a nonbinding fortitude to revoke an invitation of a state revisit to a boss after some-more than 1.8 million U.K. adults sealed a petition to that effect.

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Only a month ago, a U.S. envoy to Britain, Woody Johnson, told a BBC, that he “absolutely” approaching a boss to visit.

However, following Trump’s latest tweet, a British journal The Independent speculated that a boss was “[concerned] about a acquire he would accept in a UK,” and that he was “understood to be promulgation US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead.”

The journal pronounced a primary minister’s bureau was wakeful that a revisit had been postponed. The Independent combined that Trump “is pronounced to be unfortunate about a miss of ‘bells and whistles’ surrounding a eventuality and a fact he would not be means to accommodate a Queen.”

But after on Friday, a orator for May pronounced that Trump is acquire notwithstanding a termination for February. “The invitation has been extended and accepted,” a orator said, according to Reuters, adding that no date had been reliable for a visit. “The U.S. is one of a oldest and many valued allies and a clever and low partnership will endure.”

NPR’s Frank Langfitt, stating from London, says Trump is still approaching to revisit in a fall, when he is to accommodate a queen.

As for a president’s twitter condemning a Obama administration for a “bad” understanding on a new U.S. tactful devalue in London, a U.S. embassy’s possess website indicates that the proclamation of a pierce was done in a final weeks of President George W. Bush’s administration.

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