President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his upcoming visit to England sparked widespread ridicule and celebration online.
Trump confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that he had scrapped his February visit to London:
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,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
While Trump claimed he was calling off the trip because he was “not a big fan of the Obama administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for ‘peanuts,’” many tweeters suggested it was more likely that he didn’t want to see any anti-Trump demonstrations. Others were just thrilled he planned to stay in America:
"Trump cancels trip to the UK"— Jason Mantell (@Jay50n85) January 12, 2018
The UK: pic.twitter.com/jw1ik6qUK3
Nope it’s because nobody wanted you to come. And you got the message. https://t.co/9xV7bFZQgL— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) January 12, 2018
No doubt he's going to go on a goodwill tour of Africa and Haiti instead.— J Calvert (@oddballwoofwoof) January 11, 2018
Very clever sir! Cancelling the trip, rather than admitting you're scared-silly at the prospect of facing massive protests you'd inevitably encounter upon your arrival, was a masterstroke! UK is just another shit-hole country, right? #MakeAmericaCringeAgainhttps://t.co/Kk3h1zmVsJ— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) January 12, 2018
There's always a warm welcome for him in Nambia, I read.— Pete Riches (@Pete_Riches) January 12, 2018
Royal family reacts to news that Trump has cancelled UK visit pic.twitter.com/DqCUU8XIbP— Philip Coggan (@econbuttonwood) January 11, 2018
Donald Trump giving it the big un to North Korea but is too scared to come to London for a brew.— Tom Spillane (@TomSpillane) January 12, 2018
People of London after hearing Trump was too scared to visit. pic.twitter.com/9UAQYWql6W— Implied Magazine (@impliedmag) January 12, 2018
Apparently, Trump has cancelled his visit to London.— Ranj Singh (@DrRanj) January 12, 2018
And guess what? London is perfectly OK with that!
Trump cancelled his trip to England because they despise him. pic.twitter.com/y3ETxFDQCW— @SoCalledPresident (@CrimeBossTrump) January 12, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.