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Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new U.S. embassy

From Reuters - January 11, 2018

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump canceled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the Obama administration having sold the U.S. embassy in the British capital.

"(The) 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," Trump said in a tweet late on Thursday. bit.ly/2D48GB2

However, the embassy website showed that the decision to move the location was taken months before Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

The U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the UK said in October 2008 the embassy would be relocated for security reasons. bit.ly/2D2FpHC

Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!, Trump said on Twitter.

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