Netizen 24 GBR: Donald Trump 'took offence at slights from the British'

By On January 12, 2018

Donald Trump 'took offence at slights from the British'

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  • Donald Trump
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A Madame Tussauds waxwork of Donald Trump outside the new US embassy in south London yesterday, the nearest the president will get to the building for now
A Madame Tussauds waxwork of Donald Trump outside the new US embassy in south London yesterday, the nearest the president will get to the building for nowLeon Neal/Getty Images

President Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to London was for “personal reasons” after a series of perceived slights, British officials said last night.

Mr Trump had been expected to open the new American embassy in the capital but has scrapped the visit after clashing with the mayor of London and Theresa May.

A Whitehall source told The Times that the decision came after the president was left smarting over rows including a rebuke from the prime minister when he appeared to endorse a far-right group. “I don’t think anyone believes this is an issue of policy or divergence between our countries,” the source said. A US diplomatic source said that “concerns about the optics” were “part of the menu” of issues worrying the White…

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