Trump cancels London trip, pins the blame on Obama in false tweet

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In response to the cancellation, London Mayor Sadiq Khan celebrated the news, saying the USA president "is not welcome here".

But Obama had nothing to do with the U.S. Embassy's move in London.

The new embassy will be moving from 24 Grosvenor Square to Nine Elms in south London - a decision that was made by the Bush administration.

The diplomatic compound moved from Grosvenor Square in the well-heeled Mayfair neighborhood of central London, to Nine Elms, a formerly industrial area of southwest London that has been part of regeneration efforts by the capital city.

The funds were raised nearly entirely by selling off other properties in London.

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Trump had previously expressed concern about the likelihood of mass protests, telling May in 2016 he did not want to go ahead with a visit until the British public supported it.

Downing Street said no date has been confirmed for any visit by Trump and that the opening of the United States embassy "is a matter for the US".

Details of the official state visit by Trump, planned for later this year, are still being ironed out.

The ceremony may instead be hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Mr Trump accepted the Queen's invitation for an official state visit when the prime minister met him past year.

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The President had also been due to meet the Queen in a full state visit at a later date but a source claimed the lack of "bells and whistles" may have put him off.

Khan had commented at the time saying he was "not welcome" to visit the United Kingdom saying "President Trump. used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists exclusively to sow division and hatred in our country". "I know the president admires and respects the prime minister greatly", said Trump's ambassador to London, Woody Johnson.

"It didn't matter whether they lived in an 18th-century house or on a 20th-century street corner", Lois Peltz, the head of the neighborhood group, said in the newspaper's report at the time. The embassy's website has a large banner reading, "1 week until we move".

Trump was embroiled in a public spat with British Prime Minister Theresa May late a year ago after he retweeted three anti-Muslim videos from far-right group Britain First.

"He has been to countries all over the world and yet he has not been to the one with whom he is closest", former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, a Trump ally, told the BBC.

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