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

19:41  12 january  2018
19:41  12 january  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

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Updated | 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.

President Donald Trump isn’t going to London any time soon. Planning was under way for a February visit, when it was thought Trump would officially open the new U . S . embassy in London . Trump scuttled those plans in no uncertain terms. "Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a

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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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The new U . S . embassy in London opened with little fanfare on Tuesday after U . S . President Donald Trump refused to attend the inauguration because of its President Trump had been invited to cut the ribbon for the opening . “I am not a big fan of the Obama administration having sold perhaps the best

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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LONDON — President Trump ’ s cancellation of a visit to London to open a new United States embassy was welcomed by his many critics in Britain on Friday, even as it deepened the diplomatic problems confronting a British government struggling to forge closer ties to Washington without

U . S . President Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to London for the opening of a new U . S . embassy . Trump says it' s because moving the embassy was a bad

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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