As we know, when President Barack Obama took up residence in the White House he removed the bust of the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. Since United Kingdom is the closest American ally, this came as a slap in the face to them.
But the bust will re-entrance the White House with the moving of the President-elect Donald Trump.
In the meantime, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, promoter of Brexit and outspoken Trump supporter Nigel Farage shared the news about Churchill’s bust. He recently met with Trump in New York, following his electoral victory.
“At the end of our time with Trump, we asked him if the bust of Sir Winston Churchill that Obama had removed from the Oval Office could be put back in its rightful place,” Farage explained. “He enthusiastically thought that was a good idea. Need I say more?”
Especially pleased at @realDonaldTrump‘s very positive reaction to idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in Oval Office.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) November 12, 2016
The excited Brit also noted that Trump was, in his words, an “anglophile” who would immediately seek to improve relations between the United States and the U.K., relations that had slipped some during Obama’s tenure in office, particularly following the Brexit decision.
“We talked about the prospect of the United Kingdom being at the front of the queue, all of which was met positively,” Farage stated regarding trade between the two nations, no doubt mocking Obama’s remarks in April that the U.K. would go to the “back of the queue” when it came to trade deals if the British voted to exit the European Union.
This is great news for those Americans and British who want to see the U.S. return to a more conservative-leaning stance and relations between our two countries improve, as the return of Churchill’s bust to the White House is symbolic of both.
What do you think about Trumps’s plan to return the bust of Churchill into the Oval Office that Obama had removed earlier in his presidency.
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