Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump's immigrant remarks

Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump's immigrant remarks

Mr Trump also criticised the location of the new building in Vauxhall, south London, as an "off location", adding: "Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!"

Mr Khan had said the United States president had "got the message" from Londoners and would have been met by "mass peaceful protests" if he went ahead with plans to open the new American embassy in the capital. Although it's well documented that Trump loves to blame Obama for anything and everything, it was actually the Bush administration that green-lit the sale of the old embassy in October of 2008 - one month before Obama was even elected.

A pillar of Britain's foreign policy since World War Two, the "special relationship" with Washington has taken on added importance as Britain prepares to leave the European Union in 2019 and seeks new major trade deals.

A petition to stop Trump - who is deeply unpopular in Britain - from making an official state visit garnered over 1.8 million signatures past year amid a backlash over his controversial travel ban, CNN reported.

Mrs May controversially extended the offer of a state visit, officially on behalf of the Queen, when she became the first world leader to meet Mr Trump in the White House following his inauguration past year. So, while we don't know exactly how much the USA gained from the sales, we do know that the new construction happened at no cost to USA taxpayers.

Many suspected that the real reason behind Trump's visit cancellation was the widespread opposition he would face in Britain, where leaders such as London Mayor Sadiq Khan have responded to some of his more outrageous Twitter moments.

Claire Treacy, a spokeswoman for Madame Tussauds in London, said the decision to move the life-size Trump waxwork was made spontaneously within minutes.

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In late November a year ago, May criticized President Trump's retweet of videos from a British right-wing group that depicted alleged crimes by Muslims against non-Muslims. "And you got the message". "We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed up pompous popinjay in City Hall".

The American flag was this month removed from Grosvenor Square where the USA embassy has been based since 1938 with the area known as "Little America" during World War Two, when the square also housed the military headquarters of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Another building at Grosvenor Square, the U.S. Navy Annex, was sold for 250 million pounds in 2007.

During the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament last summer, there was no mention of a visit - although a Downing Street spokesman said an invitation had been "extended and accepted".

But the American presence has not been appreciated by the embassy's neighbors in recent years.

The new building will open for business on January 16.

The one billion-dollar-edifice, overlooking the River Thames, was wholly funded by the sale of other properties in London.

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