“Royal family reacts to news that Trump has cancelled UK visit”
News reaches POKE HQ that Trump has cancelled his UK trip and we enjoyed this joke:
Royal family reacts to news that Trump has cancelled UK visit pic.twitter.com/DqCUU8XIbP
— Philip Coggan (@econbuttonwood) January 11, 2018
Trump himself is claiming the reason is because of some bollocks about the Embassy
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
Which has been widely debunked
Decision to move was made for security reasons, deal on new site was announced in Oct 2008 before Obama, old embassy faced expensive renovations, sale covered a majority of cost of the new building, falsehoods aside you can see why Trump was such a unimpressive businessman https://t.co/FJ7RtKUOmn
— Ben O'Hara-Byrne (@Ben_oharabyrne) January 12, 2018
Although that won’t stop many news services reporting it as it’s what the President has said, and that’s largely why our entire news ecosystem is broken, as it can’t cope with lies fed into it by the big boss.
But the real reason is obvious:
Donald Trump has cancelled his visit to the UK as as he's afraid of a Guardian reader holding a mean placard. Jesus what a snowflake.
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) January 11, 2018
We’re actually disappointed as the Poke was looking forward to organising some image competitions to design protest posters people could carry.
But this tweet speaks for everyone:
I never dreamed I would see the day when an American President is so hated in Britain that it embarrasses all of us to have him there. It's incredible that this has happened. Trump supporters are the shame of this country.
— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) January 12, 2018