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Boris Johnson accuses Labour of putting special relationship 'at risk' after Donald Trump cancels UK visit

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump shake hands Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

Boris Johnson has accused Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan of putting the special relationship between the UK and the United States “at risk” after Donald Trump cancelled his visit to London.

The US President confirmed that he will not come to the UK to cut the ribbon on the new US embassy next month as he expressed concerns about its location and cost.

The decision was welcomed by Mr Khan, the Labour Mayor of London, who claimed it showed Mr Trump had “got the message” that “many Londoners” would oppose him coming.

But Mr Johnson slammed Mr Khan’s response, describing his successor at City Hall as a “puffed up pompous popinjay” in comments likely to spark a political firestorm.

Theresa May is understood to be supportive of Mr Johnson's comments with a Downing Street source telling The Telegraph: “Boris expresses himself in his own inimitable way. We agree that any risk to the crucial US-UK relationship...

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