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Trump cancels UK visit, criticizes Obama for selling Old Embassy for “Peanuts”

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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.

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 that the embassy will be relocated for security reasons.

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

The Daily Mail earlier reported the cancellation of Trump’s UK visit in which he was expected to inaugurate the new embassy.

The U.S. is leaving behind an imposing 1960 stone and concrete embassy in London’s upmarket 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.

The new embassy on the South Bank is a veritable fortress set back at least 100 feet (30 meters) from surrounding buildings, mostly newly-erected high-rise residential blocks, and incorporating living quarters for the U.S. Marines permanently stationed inside.

The one billion-dollar-edifice overlooking the River Thames, was wholly funded by the sale of other properties in London.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

4 Comments

  1. Babym

    January 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Buhahahaha dumbest excuse in the history of excuses ????. The coward is only afraid of the hostile reception he would receive from the Brits. His fragile ego can’t take rejection. Tufiakwa

  2. Timb

    January 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    He must enjoy the fact that he’s taking everyone for a ride.

    LOL!! When in trouble blame OBAMA

    “He blamed Barack Obama’s administration for a “bad deal” despite the fact the move was agreed under George W Bush.” BBC

  3. UK girl

    January 12, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    the reason you not coming to UK is cos you will witness the largest embarrassment of PROTEST larger than your inaugural crowd if you dare set foot here.

    You are not welcome. never have never will

  4. Jojo

    January 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    the stupid S….hole of a man, is canceling for fear of poor reception and failed lobbying for an invite to Meghan and Harry’s wedding
    Mudu oshiiiiiii

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