Trump Abruptly Cancels Visit To London

Just days after President Trump surprised his political base by revealing that he would attend the globalist boondoggle also known as the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month accompanied by nearly every key player in his administration, the president announced on Twitter late last night that he had canceled a February state visit to London.

His excuse: Trump inexplicably claimed that he was canceling his trip because he didn’t want to cut the ribbon at the new US embassy in southwest London because the Obama administration had made 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,” he wrote just before midnight local time. “Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

This latest cancellation comes after State Department bureaucrats quietly quashed an informal visit that was scheduled to take place this month. At the time, Trump was angry at May and the rest of the British political establishment for criticizing Trump’s controversial retweets of several videos that his political opponents branded as “Islamophobic”. The tweets were initially sent by a British far-right group.

It also followed a Washington Post report that Trump disparaged El Salvador, Haiti and other African and South American countries as "shitholes" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators.

As several media organizations quickly pointed out, the relocation plan Trump decided to use as an excuse for canceling his trip was actually effectuated in 2008 by the administration of President George W Bush.

According to the Guardian, security and environmental reasons, the US state department agreed to sell the current embassy building in Grosvenor Square to the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co, which plans to turn it into a luxury hotel. Estimates put the site’s value at £500m before it was made a listed building, which would have diminished the value because of restrictions on development.

To be more precise, the new embassy cost $1.2 billion, according to Al Jazeera, and is located near Battersea Power Station. Government officials have hinted to reporters that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would be present to officially open the embassy, according to AJ.

 

 

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, insinuated that Trump’s true reason for canceling his London trip was to avoid the mass protests that he would inevitably be met with upon his arrival.

“It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance,” Khan said on Friday.

"His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests. This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place."

May first invited Trump for the state visit a year ago, when she became the first foreign leader to visit Trump in the White House barely a week after his inauguration. Of course, as the Trump administration has repeatedly demonstrated, no decision is final until it’s final. There’s still time for the White House Communications Department to walk this one back.

Comments

SRV Expat Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:50 Permalink

That "do over" comment was to double the mandate... yes we understand Ex... Mr Global wants his One World Gov and functional societies with centuries of cultural advancements are serious impediments that must be eradicated at any cost.

And he counting on his army of innocent snowflakes to cheer him on!

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SoDamnMad JohninMK Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:37 Permalink

First we want Christopher Steele in Washington to answer some questions.

Then we might enter into an agreement for trade after the Brexit is finalized.

Then we find out how much the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co paid the Clinton Global initiative and or holds in trust for them in Qatar for the land transfer.

And yes, these places named are shit holes including Minnesota (actually Minneapolis mainly thanks to all the Somalian and Eritrean refugees). This is for you Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN)

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World Cash Day Infinite QE Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:44 Permalink

There's only one reason he cancelled his visit to the UK.

Connect the dots. UK doesn't want to play ball on Assange.

Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship after UK denies him diplomatic status

JULIAN Assange’s poor personal hygiene has reportedly contributed to Ecuador’s recent bid to end his more than five year stay at its London embassy.

She said the request to Britain to accept diplomatic status for Assange was made on December 20, and denied a day later.

UK authorities have already declared the WikiLeaks founder’s new citizenship status will not help him escape an arrest warrant and possible extradition to the US if he leaves the embassy.

http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/uk-denies-diplomatic-status-for-jul…

 

Trump needs to go to London (not on official state business) and go and get Assange himself. Do you think the UK authorities would attempt to arrest Trump if he goes to the Ecuadorean Embassy with his security detail and pick him up himself.

In fact - he could stand out the front of the Ecuadorean Embassy and issue Assange a pardon right there and then.

Just do it on the way back from Davos Donald. Bring a pardoned Assange back for the State of the Union Address.

DO IT DON.

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JohninMK i-dog Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:25 Permalink

Trump couldn't give a shit about Assange, who is probably a deep INTEL asset anyway.

Trump cares 200% about his image and unless the welcoming crowds were 6 deep waving US flags he was not going to come. Just as if he did a 'state' drive down Wall Street there would be a very mixed reception so to in London.

Not worth the risk to his legacy.

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ChanceIs World Cash Day Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:18 Permalink

Hey Dude!!!!   Ummmmmm....like.....ummmm (bong hit).....ummmmmm....like if Hussein Obama can bring the scruffy Islamist parents of Bowie Bergdahl into the Rose Garden.....after sharing a couple of doobers in the Choom Wagon parked by the Old Executive Office Building, like.......bringing Assange back on Air Force One would be a step up in terms of US prestige.

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machiavellian-trader Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:27 Permalink

Mayor of London, not the Mayor of the City of London

 

So F@ck this pakistani, he is the mayor of the plebs. not long before he is gone or they hang him.

If he stays might as well call London, Islamabad !

 

new game Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:28 Permalink

a message well received. thank you mayor, now get on with your diversity plan of acceptance except those that are opposed to your agenda.

oh and go fuk off...