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Trump's Reason for Skipping U.K. Questioned, Even by Embassy

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 Bloomberg’s David Merritt reports on President Trump’s canceled plans to visit London next month.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump’s decision to forgo a visit to London to open a new U.S. embassy kindled doubts about his justification for staying away -- even from his own nation’s diplomats.

Trump asserted late Thursday on Twitter that he “canceled” his trip to the U.K. next month because he didn’t like the deal under which the embassy was moved. He blamed President Barack Obama’s administration for selling the old site for “peanuts” and building the new embassy in an “off location.” In short, the real estate mogul pegged it as a lousy deal.