Nigel Farage is on fire! First he made a second EU referendum a real prospect and now he’s exposed Donald Trump’s excuse for not visiting London as fake news.
The US President was meant to be in London next week to cut the ribbon on the new US embassy building in London.
But, in a midnight tweet, he announced he had cancelled the visit – apparently because he doesn’t approve of the new site:
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. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
US journalists have quickly debunked the argument made in Trump’s tweet – a long one for a man with such tiny hands.
The decision to move the US embassy in London was not taken by the Obama administration as he claims, but by his party.
Here’s a US Government briefing on the new building which shows the decision was taken in 2006 – when Republican George W Bush was in office:
If that excuse doesn’t stand up, then what’s the real reason Trump’s not coming?
His quasi ambassador to the UK, Nigel Farage, made a suggestion on the Today programme:
“Maybe, just maybe, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party planning mass protests – maybe those optics he didn’t like the look of.”
The truth is that Trump’s pussied out of visiting because he didn’t like prospect of ego-bruising protests everywhere he went. Sad!
Well done to all those people – and small fluffy dogs – who scared him off…