This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  J. Oduegwu 1 week, 1 day ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • #10070
     J. Oduegwu 
    Participant

    President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday he had canceled an upcoming trip to London, but his tweeted reason conflicted with reports it was due to fears of mass protests. Rather, Trump said it was due to the “off location” of the new U.S. embassy there and lack of desire to “cut [the] ribbon” on its opening.

    “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.

    President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday he had canceled an upcoming trip to London, but his tweeted reason conflicted with reports it was due to fears of mass protests.

    Rather, Trump said it was due to the “off location” of the new U.S. embassy there and lack of desire to “cut [the] ribbon” on its opening.

    “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. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”.

    The initial plans for a formal state visit by Trump, who was invited shortly after being inaugurated by Prime Minister Theresa May, were scuttled amid activist plans to stage mass protests, The Guardianreports .

    Associated Press reporter Matt Lee wrote Trump’s account regarding the Obama administration was not true, saying the decision to move the embassy was made in 2008 when George W. Bush was in office.

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was a mistake for Prime Minister Theresa May to have invited Trump in the first place.

    “Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message,” Khan tweeted.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

©[2016] TreeDow

ChatClick here to chat!+

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

Skip to toolbar