Donald Trump hits out AGAIN at the new US embassy in London

Donald Trump hits out AGAIN at the new US embassy in London

Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of the new US embassy in Nine Elms, London, saying it is in a ‘lousy’ and ‘horrible’ location and cost too much.

The US president, who is visiting the UK on July 13, lashed out again at the move from Grosvenor Square in the centre of the capital to a new location south of the Thames.

Speaking at a rally in Michigan, he said: ‘In the UK, in London, we had the best site in all of London. The best site. 

President Donald Trump walks towards the podium to speak at a rally at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan, yesterday

‘Well, some genius said, we’re gonna sell the site and then we’re going to take the money and build a new embassy… 

‘They go out and they buy a horrible location. And they build a new embassy. That’s the good news. The bad news is it cost over a billion dollars.’

Mr Trump, a billionaire who made his fortune as a property magnate, cancelled a planned trip to London to open the embassy earlier this year, complaining the move to an ‘off location’ south of the Thames had been a ‘bad deal’.

It is thought his decision may have been driven by a fear of protests in the capital. However he repeated his assertion that it was down to dissatisfaction with the embassy project.

He told the rally: ‘By the way, they wanted me to cut the ribbon on the embassy and I said I’m not going. I don’t wanna do it. I said, ‘I’m not cutting that ribbon’. I said ‘I’m not going’.’


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