US President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of the new American embassy in London, calling the south London location “lousy” and “horrible.”
The new embassy has become a point of strain in US-UK relations. Trump has complained that the embassy is too costly and is in a less desirable location than the old US embassy in the city.
The US president, who is planning to visit the UK in July, had criticized the administration of former US President Barack Obama for selling the previous embassy compound and building a new one on the south side of the River Thames.
The decision to move the embassy, however, was made by the administration of former President George W. Bush in 2008 after it determined the old facility in Grosvenor Square had uncorrectable security issues.
The $1 billion construction was funded by the sale of other US properties in London.
During a rally in Michigan on Saturday, Trump slammed the move. “We had the best site…