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Donald Trump retweeted Britain First

Although the decision was not made under Obama, Trump is correct to say that the sale of the embassy was completed during the Obama administration.

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

United States president Donald Trump said late on Thursday he no longer plans to attend the opening of a new U.S. embassy in London.

Trump tweeted he is "not a fan" of the new USA embassy in London whose opening next month he was supposed to attend.

British opposition politicians said Trump was not welcome in the U.K. Former opposition Labour party leader leader Ed Miliband tweeted to Trump that the reason he cancelled was really "because nobody wanted you to come".

The ribbon-cutting ceremony may instead be hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

President Donald Trump canceled a trip to the new USA embassy in London , claiming that it was because he's "not a fan" of the building.

While the embassy has a prestigious central location, as Trump claims, its accessibility has also made it the target of protest in the past, from opponents to the Vietnam and Iraq wars and even local residents annoyed by its proximity.

And half of people in Britain opposed Theresa May's offer of a state visit to Trump.

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The "strong and deep" partnership between Britain and the U.S. "will endure" despite Trump's cancellation, a spokesman was quoted as saying by the BBC.

The new embassy location was selected more than a decade ago amid security concerns at the old site.

But a full-blown state visit replete with golden carriages and pomp has been deferred amid the threat of huge anti-Trump protests.

The prime minister extended the offer of a state visit to Trump when she became the first world leader to meet him in the White House following his inauguration past year.

Relations between Trump and May soured significantly past year when May criticised Trump for redistributing social media material from the extremist group Britain First.

Trump's visit was expected to be mired with mass protests - a factor is likely to have influenced his decision. The sale was made because the British government wanted to list the building as one of historical importance, which would have made renovations and a potential sale more hard to do.

It seems unlikely that fury at the embassy move alone was enough to deter Trump, who has visited Britain often to inspect his Aberdeenshire hotel and golf course.

Reacting to the President's tweet, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jo Swinson said: News that Trump has thrown his toys out of the pram and cancelled his trip to the United Kingdom will be welcomed by all of us who reject his abhorrent views.

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