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Trump might have canceled his trip to London, but his wax figure didn't

Updated January 12, 2018 11:03 AM EST

Donald Trump might have canceled his trip to London, but that did not stop his wax figure from showing up.

Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that he would not be taking the trip to England's capital, blaming the decision on former president Barack Obama moving the location of the U.S. Embassy.

But the next morning it appeared as if Trump did show up, as his wax figure from Madame Tussauds in London appeared outside of the U.S. Embassy, the Washington Post reported.

A spokeswoman for Madame Tussauds Claire Treacy said the decision was spontaneous, "Just like the rest of the country, we woke up to the news of Trump having canceled his visit. And we thought: 'Wouldn’t it be fun [to move] our own President Trump there, instead?''

Treacy said people started to gather about 25 minutes after the wax figure appeared, and she clarified the museum does not have a political agenda.

“We hope that people will take it as it was: just a bit of fun,” said Treacy.

It did not take long before photos of people posing with wax Trump started to appear on Twitter.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that President Trump "got the message" after Trump canceled his trip to England's capital.

Trump had publicly blamed the Obama administration for his decision to cancel the night before.

"Many Londoners have made it clear that Donald Trump is not welcome here while he is pursuing such a divisive agenda. It seems he’s finally got that message. This reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place," Khan said on Twitter.

In the statement, Kahn also said Trump's visit would have been met with "peaceful protests."

Trump had tweeted late Thursday he had canceled the trip because former President Obama had moved the location of the U.S. embassy.

Trump's invitation for a state visit to the U.K. had been extended by British Prime Minister Theresa May during her visit to the U.S., and on Friday a U.K. official said the invitation still stands, CNN reported.

The official did make it clear that there is a distinction between a state visit, which would include the royals, and a working visit, which would include things like opening the embassy.

For the last year Trump and Khan have been critical of each other. Kahn has criticized Trump for the travel ban on majority Muslim countries, and Trump has criticized Khan for how he handled the terror attacks in London.


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