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Donald Trump is not welcome here: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Donald Trump is not welcome here: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

India Blooms News Service | | 13 Jan 2018, 09:50 am

London, Jan 13 (IBNS): Attacking US President Donald Trump over cancelling his visit to the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said the leader has got the message from the people of the city that he was not welcome' here for his 'divisive agenda'.

"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," Khan tweeted.

He said in a statement: "It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity, and tolerance."

He said: "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."

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was canceling his trip to the UK next month.

Trump was expected to open a new $1bn (£738m) US embassy in London city of the UK, media reports said.

Trump cited the reason that he was not a "big fan" of the new embassy for cancelling his trip to the European country.

The embassy is set to be shifted from Mayfair to south London.

Trump even blamed former President Barack Obama and his administration for the 'bad deal' over the embassy.

Trump said he will not participate in the inauguration function of the embassy.

"Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London 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 tweeted.


Image: Official Twitter pages of Sadiq Khan and Donald Trump