British PM spokesman: President Trump is welcome in London
US President Donald Trump is welcome in London and has accepted an invitation to visit, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, after Trump canceled a trip to Britain scheduled for next month to open a new embassy.
"The invitation has been extended and accepted," the spokesman said, adding that no date had been confirmed for the visit. "The US is one of our oldest and most valued allies and our strong and deep partnership will endure."
US President Donald Trump said late Thursday in a midnight tweet that he no longer plans to attend the opening of a new US embassy in London.
The president wrote that he was nixing the trip, initially scheduled for next month, because he is displeased with the location of the new embassy and its price tag.
"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 dollars," Trump wrote. "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon - NO!"