US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will not travel to the UK to open the new American embassy.
Trump was reportedly concerned about the welcome he would receive in the UK. The President is understood to be sending US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson instead.
But writing on Twitter, Mr Trump said he thought the embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms, south London, was a “bad deal”.
He wrote: “Reason I cancelled 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!”