President Trump's decision reveals our place in the world

The Madame Tussauds wax figure of US President Donald Trump outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms London after Mr Trump confirmed he will not travel to the UK to open the new building- and hit out at the location of the 1.2 billion dollar (�886 mil

Image The waxwork appeared on Friday morning

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who's been on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter attacks, said Trump was never welcome by the people of London.

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".

Mr Trump accepted the Queen's invitation for an official state visit when Theresa May met him a year ago.

"The U.S.is one of our oldest and most valued allies and our strong and deep partnership will endure", the spokesperson said, adding that the opening of the embassy was an American affair.

A waxwork figure of Donald Trump was paraded by Madame Tussauds outside the new US embassy in Nine Elms south London
Image Contractors at the embassy posed for

"Purchased and built from the sale of our London properties, the new embassy did not cost the U.S. taxpayer a cent", Ambassador Woody Johnson wrote in the Evening Standard.

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".

President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump give a jointt news onference on January 27, 2017. "He has been to countries all over the world and yet he has not been to the one with whom he is closest". Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!' His itinerary had included a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and possibly the queen.

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