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Trump cancels London trip, blames Obama for 'bad deal'

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has confirmed that he has cancelled his trip to London, which was scheduled in February to help open a new there, blaming his predecessor for crafting a "bad deal".

"Reason I canceled my trip to London," Trump added, "is that I am not a big fan of the having 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 dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" Trump wrote on on late Thursday night.

Trump's comments came amid several media reports, which state that the was worried about mass protests during the president's visit.

had signaled that US would instead inaugurate the new embassy, reported the Guardian, citing the government sources, as saying.

The had agreed to sell the current embassy building in to the Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co, citing security and the environmental reasons.

The building will soon be turned into a luxury hotel.

invited Trump for a state visit when she became the first leader to visit the in the a year ago.

Trump and May clashed in November when the latter condemned his decision to re-tweet anti-Muslim propaganda from a group,

She said, in a rare public rebuke, "I am very clear that re-tweeting from was the wrong thing to do.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 14:20 IST