US ambassador to London defends embassy moved after Donald Trump criticism
Americaâs ambassador to Britain has publicly defended the countryâs new London embassy after Donald Trump blamed its cost for controversially cancelling a visit.
Woody Johnson said Americaâs new embassy did not cost US taxpayers "a cent" and insisted the move was needed because of the terrorist threat after 9/11.
Mr Trump had earlier tweeted he would not visit London next month as planned because the original embassy was sold for âpeanutsâ and it was a âbad dealâ.
However Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, blamed leading Labour figures for putting off Mr Trump with their criticism and placing the special relationship âat riskâ.
The fallout came after Mr Trump once again postponed a âworking visitâ to Britain, which was originally pencilled in for January but had since slipped to February.
It further pushes ba ck the time when Mr Trump is expected to visit the UK for the first time. He has already visited France, China, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.Source: Google News