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Donald Trump cancels Britain trip over 'bad deal' embassy in London

Matters got even worse when Trump re-tweeted video posts of a British ultra-rightist group targeting Muslim immigrants in November

IANS  |  Washington 

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US has cancelled his trip to due to disappointment over a "bad"

He tweeted late on Thursday that he was not a big fan of the that sold "perhaps the best located and finest embassy in for 'peanuts'", only to build a new one in an "off" location for $1.2 billion, reported.

"Bad deal," said, adding "wanted me to cut ribbon — NO!"

The trans-Atlantic alliance between the US and has been shaky ever since assumed the presidency in January. His proposal of a strict ban on Muslim immigration has sparked wide controversy in

Matters got even worse when Trump re-tweeted video posts of a British ultra-rightist group targeting Muslim immigrants in November.

Under domestic pressure, British said Trump's re-tweeting was wrong, triggering the latter's retort demanding her not to focus on him, but on anti-terrorism efforts in her own nation.

Trump's statement further irritated as many people and government officials asked her invitation to Trump to pay a state visit.

The two countries have also seen huge differences on multiple issues like Trump's retreat from the climate accord, his decision regarding at the end of 2017 and his refusal to certify Iran's compliance with the historic nuclear deal in October.

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:26 IST
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