Donald Trump today tweeted that he has cancelled a trip to the UK because he is unhappy with the “sale” of the US embassy in Mayfair.
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
The President was expected to cut the ribbon at the new state-of-the-art development in Nine Elms, but blamed the Obama Administration for overseeing the sale of the embassy for peanuts only to build a new one in an “off location”.
However, commentators have since pointed out that the excuse Donald Trump gave is rather insincere…
In a show of respect he should have come to expect by now, British people responded to the sad news of the President’s cancelled trip to London by explaining why they would be cancelling their trips to London too, in solidarity:
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon Because President Obama agreed to sell our London Embassy in October 2008, 3 months before he became President
— Tony O'Brien (@Chanctonman) January 12, 2018
Because I found out that Clinton has a card shop there.#ICancelledMyTripToLondon
— Elric Cadwallader (@LifeOfElric) January 12, 2018
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because they build staircases out of apples and pears. Structurally unsound!!
— Enough Of That Now (@AndyGilder) January 12, 2018
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because Hadrian hasn't finished building that wall. Shoddy.
— Pauline Kam (@pauline_kam) January 12, 2018
— Lost Droids (@Lost_Droids) January 12, 2018
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because they wouldn't remove the gherkin.
— ℭ??? ℭ???? ??????? (@Carl_the_Goth) January 12, 2018
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because they didn't have any covfefe.
— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) January 12, 2018
— Batch_STFC (@batch_2001) January 12, 2018
— Hamster McKenzie ? (@HamsterMckenzie) January 12, 2018