UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — United States President Donald Trump has canceled a visit to London planned for February.
Trump tweeted Jan. 11 that he canceled the trip because he is not a fan of the Obama administration selling the U.S. embassy for “peanuts.”
He added, “Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”
The final sale of the embassy went through under the Obama administration, but the initial decision was made under President Bush in 2008.
However, some believe Trump actually canceled because he expected mass protests during his visit.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Trump got the message that many Londoners oppose his policies and “his visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests.”
A U.K. government official said Prime Minister Theresa May’s invitation for Trump to make an official state visit still stands, but no date has been set.