Trip (to London) cancelled for personal reasons, say officials

President Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to London was for “personal reasons” after a series of perceived slights, British officials said last night.

Mr Trump had been expected to open the new American embassy in the capital but has scrapped the visit after clashing with the mayor of London and Theresa May.

Theresa May said that President Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim videos were “the wrong thing to do”
Theresa May said that President Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim videos were “the wrong thing to do”STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA

A Whitehall source told The Times that the decision came after the president was left smarting over rows including a rebuke from the prime minister when he appeared to endorse a far-right group. “I don’t think anyone believes this is an issue of policy or divergence between our countries,” the source said.

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