Taking to Twitter, Trump said he thought the Obama administration had sold "perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for peanuts", and he slammed the estimated $1.2 billion cost of the new project.
The $1 billion construction, overlooking the River Thames, was wholly funded by the sale of other properties in London.
He said Trump's visit "would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests".
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Trump's British critics responded with jeers.
The problem with that rationale is that Trump's tweet misrepresented the history of the U.S. Embassy move. But diplomatic relations between Washington and the British government became strained in November, after Trump retweeted videos posted by a far-right United Kingdom politician that many saw as anti-Muslim. Lammy tweeted. "You finally got the message that you'd be met by millions of us out on the streets protesting".
And the embassy was moved from its location in Grosvenor Square in central London to Nine Elms in southwest London because of security concerns.
Downing Street later said the "strong and deep" partnership between Britain and the U.S. "will endure".
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