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SCARED of protests, cowardly draft-dodger cancels visit 2 London. . . *PIC*
Posted By: LongGone In Response To: View of an implosion. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
Date: Friday - January 12,2018 11:25
In Response To: View of an implosion. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
(WashPost) LONDON — Many Londoners on Friday offered their own reasons for President Trump canceling a possible trip to the British capital: He was nervous about the expected protests that could greet him.
“It seems he's finally got that message,” wrote London's mayor, Sadiq Khan.
In a tweet sent at 5 a.m. London time, Trump said that he was canceling a visit to the British capital because he was “not a big fan” of the real estate deal in which the United States sold its old embassy, located in one of the poshest areas in London, in order to move to a shiny new building in south London, an area Trump described as “off location.”
Trump tweeted: “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.”
In fact, it was the George W. Bush administration that decided more than a decade ago to relocate the embassy during a worldwide push for greater security at U.S. diplomatic sites.
Khan, the mayor of London and frequent foe of Trump, tweeted that Trump had finally got the message that he wasn’t welcome in the British capital.
David Lammy, a lawmaker for the opposition Labour Party, believed Trump was shaken by the prospect of being “met by millions of us out on the streets protesting.”
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