A planned visit to the UK by the US President Donald Trump in February 2018 has been cancelled the US confirmed. Trump was to have opened the new US Embassy in London but he said that he didn’t want to attend as the building was in “an off location”.
There had been increasing expectations that Trump would cancel his visit to the UK following anger at his policies which led to a number of MPs saying they would boycott his visit. A petition signed by 1.8 million people also urged the Government to ban Trump from entering the UK.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said in a statement:
“Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message”.
Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary and former Mayor of London, said in a Tweet:
“The US is the biggest single investor in the UK – yet Khan & Corbyn seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk. We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed up pompous popinjay in City Hall”.