Trump supporters demand London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrest

Trump supporters demand London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrest

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that US President Donald Trump had "got the message" from Londoners after canceling his visit to the city.

"The project has been executed within the established budget", an embassy spokesman said, adding it had "considered more than 50 sites" in London ahead of the move, which cost up to $1billion and "used no tax dollars".

A model of US President Donald Trump from the Madame Tussaud's waxwork attraction more than four miles away was placed outside the new embassy building, due to open for business on January 16, after the president's announcement.

But Trump's late-night tweet singled out problems with the handling of the embassy.

"This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place".

The current ambassador, Robert "Woody" Johnson, said the change was necessary even though the USA had been linked to Grosvenor Square for more than 200 years.

Trump tweeted that he would not visit to open the embassy, saying the decision was because Barack Obama had sold the previous building in Grosvenor Square "for peanuts" and built an expensive replacement in a poor location in south London. "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut the ribbon - NO!"

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In the meantime, the relationship between May and Trump has come under strain.

"The invitation for a state visit has been extended and accepted", the official said.

His decision not to come was welcomed by critics outraged by the United States travel ban on Muslim-majority countries, and more recently, Trump's decision to re-tweet anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right organisation.

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

Mr Johnson tweeted at about 11am: "The US is the biggest single investor in the United Kingdom - yet Khan & Corbyn seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk".

There has been speculation that his visit would result in mass protests, so people have been responding online with their own very serious reasons for not visiting London.

But Johnson accused Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of damaging US-UK relations with their vocal criticism.

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