Netizen 24 IRL: Grosvenor Square vs Nine Elms: The $1bn US embassy saga behind Donald Trump's 'bad deal' outburst

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Grosvenor Square vs Nine Elms: The $1bn US embassy saga behind Donald Trump's 'bad deal' outburst

Donald Trump abruptly pulled the plug on his mooted visit to the UK by firing a broadside at the “bad deal” the US had got over its new $1 billion embassy.

The property mogul lambasted his predecessor Barack Obama for having “sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts’” - referencing the outgoing embassy in Mayfair's Grosvenor Square.

The president had been scheduled to officially open the imposing new Nine Elms embassy on the south bank of the Thames as the start of a working visit to the UK later this year.

But the new embassy has become embroiled in the contentious diplomatic saga over Mr Trump’s proposed visit to the UK.

Theresa May initially offered the president the prospect of a full state visit, including an audience with the Queen, during her trip to Washington as the first f oreign leader to visit the new administration in January.

Source: Google News

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