January 12, 2018

Glee in London over Trump’s scrapped visit — but also unease about U.S.-British ties

Featuring Julianne Smith

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Karla Adam

LONDON — President Trump’s cancellation of a possible trip to the British capital next month inspired glee and concern Friday, while raising new questions about the strained relations between London and Washington.

In an early-morning tweet, Trump said he was scrapping a visit because he is “not a big fan” of the real estate deal in which the United States sold the lease of its old embassy, located in an affluent, central London neighborhood, to move to a new site in south London, an area Trump described as an “off location.”

Many Londoners suggested the real reason he is not coming is because he is concerned about hostile demonstrations.

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  • Julianne Smith

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She is a contributing editor to Fo...