It must be a shock in Downing Street. Breaking news! The Potus is not visiting the U.K. next month to open the new American Embassy in London.
In a Twitter message Donald Trump said he was not a “big fan” of the new embassy. It was a “bad deal”.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Since Britain is moving away from Europe, all hopes are focused on other trade partners like the United States.
But now it turns out that Therese May’s visit to the White House was at least a little too optimistic. Since last year, a growing number of American companies are leaving the U.K.
Close friends or not that close anymore?
However, it must be recognized that the February visit was not THE full state visit offered by Theresa May and the Queen.
This should take place later this year. But no firm date for a state visit had ever been agreed, nor had the White House provide any details of the trip so far.
The cancelation of the February visit is seen by many as a confirmation of bad feelings about British media criticizing Donald Trump.
U.S. sources told me that the American President is fed up about the ongoing bashing of his Presidency by the BBC.
Additionally, there is fear that the negative sentiment in the British media will spark large scale protests.
Further a number of political clashes between Donald Trump and Mrs. May could lay behind the decision.
The British government is now in panic mode and declined to comment on Mr. Trump’s working trip cancellation.