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Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 12, 2018 07:27AM
....due to fear of protests....but he claims it was for another reason.....


Donald Trump Cancels UK State Visit

....Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to the UK in February as a result of fears that his trip will be met with wide-scale protests. However, the U.S. President claimed that the reason he pulled his visit was his unhappiness with the sale and relocation of the Embassy in London.

Trump tweeted: “Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for $1.2 billion. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”

However, the move of the Embassy from London’s swanky Mayfair to Nine Elms Lane in South London was overseen by President George W. Bush rather than President Obama.

Trump was expected to open the Embassy in February but sources suggest that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will instead attend the ceremony. The cancelled visit comes after a raft of British MPs urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel his appearance following Trump’s tweets in support of far-right extreme group Britain First at the end of last year.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, who has had a number of run ins with the President in the past welcomed Trump’s decision not to come to the UK capital. “Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message. This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place.

“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. His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests. This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place. Let’s hope that Donald Trump also revisits the pursuit of his divisive agenda.”



he is the worst..............?!



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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: samintx
Date: January 12, 2018 07:37AM
Geo Bush sold the old Embassy...not Obama another lie of the day.


Further on a Royal invitation that does not exist:

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace confirmed to us that a formal invitation to visit the UK had not been extended to Donald Trump by Britain’s royal family; Sean Spicer appears to be mistaken in referring to “Her Majesty’s gracious invitation.”

Queen Elizabeth has not refused to retract her invitation, because she never formally extended one. Nor has she made a public statement on the matter, either before or after Sadiq Khan called for Trump’s official visit to be cancelled. The Queen never intervenes in political disputes in any case, and her silence in the two days following Khan’s remarks is entirely in keeping with normal practice and should not be interpreted as meaningful in any way.

In January 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May did extend an invitation to the US President to visit, but it’s unclear whether this will be a state visit or official visit. In the UK, a state visit is one where the head of state (Queen Elizabeth) formally hosts a foreign dignitary (in this case, Donald Trump). An official visit means the foreign dignitary is invited to visit the UK, but is not formally hosted by the Queen.

The episode has proven controversial, with one experienced former diplomat, Peter Ricketts, writing at the time that May’s invitation had put the Queen in a “very difficult position.” In an interview with Channel 4 News on 5 June 2017, London’s mayor was asked if he thought Trump’s state visit should be called off:
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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 12, 2018 08:41AM
Shucks, he'd already bought the crown.
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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 12, 2018 12:36PM
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A lot of factors determine whether a president ought to take an overseas trip: whether he is needed in Washington; the diplomatic goals that he expects to accomplish; whether travel to a particular location is safe; and on and on and on. But in Trump’s telling, he isn’t canceling a visit to one of America’s closest allies for any of those reasons, or any metric tied to whether the visit would help America.

He’s projecting the image of a man canceling out of umbrage––a man who disagrees with a done deal and intends to make a show of it without trying to reverse it. “Is he *bragging* about adopting petulance as an IR strategy?” Julian Sanchez of the libertarian Cato Institute asked on Twitter. “Is the whole staff really so cowed nobody will tell him how small and petty this makes him sound?”
[www.theatlantic.com]



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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: January 12, 2018 02:55PM
Some might find some humour here.

[twitter.com]

Paul



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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 12, 2018 04:33PM
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voodoopenguin
Some might find some humour here.

[twitter.com]

Paul

Adrian Bott
?@Cavalorn
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon over entirely legitimate & well documented concerns that the bridge is structurally unsound



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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 12, 2018 05:57PM

Source: Daily Telegraph UK
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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 12, 2018 10:16PM
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voodoopenguin
Some might find some humour here.

[twitter.com]

Paul
I love this. Thank you.



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Re: Trump cancels UK trip that was scheduled for February.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 14, 2018 11:23AM
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voodoopenguin
Some might find some humour here.

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Paul
Ha!!!
Rebecca Devlin@BeckyDevlin Jan 12
#ICancelledMyTripToLondon because Selfridges doesn’t actually sell fridges.




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