Hours later, Trump's ambassador to Britain, businessman and New York Jets owner Robert "Woody" Johnson, took an entirely different approach to the embassy's relocation and construction in an age when Trump has vowed to shake up America's place in the world - even among rock-solid North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies such as Germany, and, it would appear, in the U.K.as well.
As a resident of Nine Elms in south London, just around the corner from the new American embassy, for strictly selfish reasons I welcomed the news that Donald Trump would not be coming to open it after all.
The US embassy in London has released a statement correcting President Donald Trump on the price tag of its relocation after he said it claimed it was a "bad deal".
"The project has been executed within the established budget", an embassy spokesman said, adding it had "considered more than 50 sites" in London ahead of the move, which cost up to $1billion and "used no tax dollars".
Although the decision was not made under Obama, Trump is correct to say that the sale of the embassy was completed during the Obama administration.
Under domestic pressure, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Trump's re-tweeting was wrong, triggering the latter's retort demanding her not to focus on him, but on anti-terrorism efforts in her own nation. May's former chief of staff Nick Timothy suggested the president should try visiting a famous gay bar in the area.
The snub, reported by the Daily Mail, would be the second blow to Mr Trump and the UK's relationship. "It seems he's finally got that message", tweeted Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
"Let's hope that Donald Trump also resists the pursuit of his divisive agenda". "His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests".
The British government said the opening of the embassy was a matter for the United States.
Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow on foreign policy at the research organization Brookings Institution, told Xinhua that clearly, Trump is unlikely ever to be liked in Britain.
"He's been to countries all over the world and yet he's not been to the one with whom he's closest", Farage told BBC Radio Four's Today programme. It's possible that plans for "mass protests, those optics he didn't like the look of". The old embassy is located in a bustling area of central London flanked by buildings and has struggled to keep pace with rising staff levels there.
The transaction took place at the bottom of the last real estate downturn, data compiled by broker Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. for Bloomberg News shows.
The investors are now planning to turn the site into a luxury hotel with shops, restaurants and bars.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to marry in May after a year long romance and will tie the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The prince is on friendly terms with Obama, who United Kingdom media have suggested will be invited.
The British government has extended Trump an invitation for a state visit.