WASHINGTON – The President of United States Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to the United Kingdom scheduled next month.
Trump was slated to inaugurate a new embassy in London during his visit in February.
Trump tweeted in the wee hours of Friday that he was not a “big fan” of the $1bn building in Vauxhall, commissioned by former president Barack Obama.
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
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend the ceremony in his instead.
The White House has not denied claims that Mr Trump used foul language against the migrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
The Washington Post report says the president called them “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting.