Ambassador to Britain Robert Johnson said the new U.S. Embassy in London “did not cost the U.S. taxpayer a cent.” (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
The United States and United Kingdom have enjoyed close ties that Winston Churchill called “the special relationship” — a camaraderie that transcends the Atlantic and the roots of America as Britain’s breakaway colony.
But that has strained into a special misunderstanding this week, after President Trump pulled out of the new London embassy dedication slated for next week and blasted the billion-dollar construction of the glassy diplomatic headquarters. “Reason I canceled 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,'” Trump wrote on Twitter late Thursday. “Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!”
Hours later, Trump’s ambassador to Britain, businessman and New York Jets owner Robert “Woody” Johnson, took an entirely different …