No Ribbon Cutting for Trump at New London Embassy LocationBy
President Donald Trump scrapped his plans to visit London next month to open the new U.S. embassy, citing a "bad deal" in a Twitter post. The decision puts a fresh strain on America’s relationship with its closest ally. The plan to move to the new location, on the south bank of the river Thames, was made under George W. Bush in 2008, while the sale of the existing embassy on Grosvenor Square to a Qatari investment group was made during Barack Obama’s presidency.
— With assistance by Hayley Warren