World Wax Donald Trump Opens New U.S. Embassy In London

19:41  12 january  2018
19:41  12 january  2018 Source:   Newsweek

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Trump said his decision to cancel his trip to open the new U . S . embassy was due to concerns about the embassy ’s relocation. The Madame Tussauds wax figure of U . S . President Donald Trump is seen outside the new U . S . Embassy in London on Friday.

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As President Donald Trump waxed lyrical about why he would be axing plans to travel to Britain to open a new American embassy, a waxwork stand-in appeared more than ready to oversee the launch.

A Madame Tussauds wax figure of Trump appeared outside the building that will soon house American diplomats in London's Nine Elms area, south of the River Thames.

Construction and office workers crowded around the tall model waiting for their turn to take selfies with the presidential figure outside the building, which for obvious reasons has been nicknamed the "Giant Cube."

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LONDON (Reuters) - U . S . President Donald Trump canceled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy , saying he did not want to endorse what he understood was an Obama-era decision to move out of the old one.

President Donald Trump will no longer go to the U.K. next month for his scheduled visit to inaugurate the new U . S . embassy in London , according to reports Thursday. U . S . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may go in his place for the opening of the billion embassy , the Guardian reported

Trump announced he had cancelled plans to travel to Britain to open the new embassy Thursday evening, calling the decision to move the location of the U.S. embassy in the city a "bad deal."

He also accused the Obama Administration of selling "perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for 'peanuts'" even though the decision was actually made under George W. Bush.

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Writing on Twitter, Trump said: "Reason I cancelled 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."

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President Donald Trump confirmed late Thursday that he canceled a trip to London next month to help open the new U . S . Embassy there, saying he did not support the project and that former President Barack Obama crafted a “bad deal” to see it built.

U . S . President Donald J. Trump has cancelled a planned trip to London to open the new U . S . embassy in the city. He said the billion-dollar building (pictured), planned by previous administrations, was a “bad deal” and that he didn’t want a part in opening it.

He added: "Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon—No!"

In fact, the decision to move the embassy was made in October 2008 under the Bush administration.

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Madame Tussauds said it decided to take their wax Trump figure out on a field trip after the real-life president announced he was cancelling his trip.

"Trump cancelled his visit so we stepped in!" The company announced on Twitter.

"It was certainly a surprise for the workmen at the Embassy."

The move was well-received on social media, with many Twitter users applauding Madame Tussauds' "quick thinking."

"Congratulations," one person said. "Quick thinking and very effective stunt."

Another uploaded a photo of himself and the wax leader, writing: "Thanks for coming Mr President."

Another added: "Well played, Tussauds, well played."

The U.S. embassy in London did not respond to a request for comment.

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