Trump got the message that he's not welcomed: London Mayor

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Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda.

In 2009, the Obama State Department agreed to sell the Grosvenor Square building where the US embassy was located to the Qatar royal family.

Though Mrs May was the first world leader to visit the President in the White House after his inauguration last January, it's surprising - given the importance of the so-called "special relationship" between the two countries - that he's not yet travelled to these shores. "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon - NO!"

He said there would have been "mass peaceful protests", adding: "This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place".

Theresa May and Donald Trump's relationship was strained previous year after she condemned him for sharing far-Right videos without verifying the claims contained in the footage, he hit back attacking her directly on Twitter.

Labour's Sadiq Khan welcomed the decision by claiming Trump "got the message".

While Trump blamed the embassy real estate deal for his decision not to visit the capital of one of the United States' closest allies, various reports indicate planned protests contributed to the decision.

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Almost two million British people added their names to an online petition in 2017 calling for Trump's visit to be downgraded from a state visit to avoid embarrassing the queen.

On the embassy web page about the project, it said: "The project has been funded entirely by the proceeds of the sale of other U.S. government properties in London, not through appropriated funds". The sale was made because the British government wanted to list the building as one of historical importance, which would have made renovations and a potential sale more hard to do.

Woody Johnson, Trump's appointed USA ambassador to Britain, told reporters last month that moving to the new site at Nine Elms reflected "the global outlook of the United States going forward in the 21st century: rather looking out, than looking in".

In response to the cancellation, London Mayor Sadiq Khan celebrated the news, saying the USA president "is not welcome here".

Some local residents had opposed measures that they felt would detract from one of London's plushest neighborhoods while others feared not enough was being done to ensure they would not be caught up in any attack.

The $1 billion construction was funded by the sale of other properties in London.

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