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Donald Trump 'cancels his visit to UK amid fears he won't be welcome'

Donald Trump will not be visiting London in February for the opening of the new embassy building, according to reports.

Trump put all speculation about the visit to rest with a tweet shortly before midnight Thursday.

"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 on Twitter.

A $1bn (£740m) new U.S. embassy, commissioned by predecessor Barrack Obama, was described as a "bad deal" by Trump.

The Prime Minister had travelled to Washington in January past year to become first world leader to meet Trump after he took office, hoping to strengthen ties ahead of the United Kingdom leaving the EU.

Meeting the challenge of providing a modern, open and secure American diplomatic facility in London, the U.S. State Department today signed a conditional agreement with the real estate developer Ballymore to acquire a site in the Nine Elms Opportunity Area in Wandsworth for the construction of a new Embassy. Downing Street had hoped to confirm the dates this week.

The message came after May's official spokesperson condemned him for retweeting several anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy leader of a British far-right group, Britain First.

The White House has been rocked in recent days by the revelations in an explosive book, Fire and Fury, by the USA journalist Michael Wolff, who suggested even senior figures in the administration questioned the president's fitness for office.

Reports have suggested Trump was backing away from the visit over fears of mass demonstrations.

The Prime Minister and the President clashed in November previous year when she criticised his retweets of Britain First, saying: "I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do".

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