Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan cheered President Trump’s decision to skip his visit to London for the opening of the new US embassy.
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America and Great Britain have historically held a special relationship.
That has started to unravel under Barack Obama and Sadiq Khan.
The Express.co reported:
LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan claims Donald Trump has “got the message” after the US President cancelled his planned state visit to the UK in February.
Mr Khan – who has clashed with the president in the past – said a visit by Mr Trump would have been met by “mass peaceful protests” in the capital.
The US President confirmed on Twitter that he would not visit the UK to cut the ribbon on the new US embassy building in south London.
Mr Trump said he thought the embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a “bad deal” and the building was in an “off location”, but is thought that fears of mass protests may have prompted his decision.
The US leader slammed former president Barack Obama for selling the old embassy for “peanuts”, despite the fact it was sold before his predecessor was elected in 2008.
Mr Khan said: “It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance.
“His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests.
“This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.
“Let’s hope that Donald Trump also revisits the pursuit of his divisive agenda.”