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    Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Report: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office


    by Chris Enloe
    Jan 11, 2017 9:32 am




    President-elect Donald Trump has specifically asked England if they will return a bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office after President Barack Obama had it removed in 2009.

    According to British newspaper The Sun, Trump senior advisers Jared Kushner and Steven Bannon asked Britain Foreign Minister Boris Johnson during their meeting in New York City over the weekend if England would be so kind as to return the bust.

    A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Sun that May was more than willing to oblige: “The Prime Minister is happy to loan the Churchill bust to the White House and will be delighted to view it on display when she visits this Spring.”

    Obama, soon after taking office in 2009, ignited controversy when he removed the Churchill bust, which was a gift from the closest U.S. ally, to replace it with a bust of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Since then, the removed Churchill bust has been located in the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

    The bust first came to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001 after England presented it to President George W. Bush. It remained in the Oval Office until Obama removed it eight years later.

    Some speculate, including conservative documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, that Obama removed the bust because he has a hatred of American and British imperialism, which dominated the world in the early 20th century. Johnson has made similar accusations, even going so far as to say that Obama had the bust removed because of his “ancestral dislike of the British Empire.”

    The idea of bringing back the bust was originally announced by former British political leader Nigel Farage in November when he met with the president-elect at Trump Tower.

    Trump is reportedly a big fan of Churchill, according to The Sun. It is unclear how soon after the Jan. 20 inauguration the bust will be physically returned to the Oval Office.

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01...ampaign=buffer

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    I didn't know that Obama did that. That makes me like him a lot better.

    That cigar chomping racist elitist imperialist has no business being honored by the US government especially since our nation was born in resistance to such very tyrants. I am not surprised Trump thinks differently though.

    In 2021, Bernie will have it melted down and made into a head of Lenin for White House display. He will get rid of it once and for all.

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Hog Dude View Post
    I didn't know that Obama did that. That makes me like him a lot better.

    That cigar chomping racist elitist imperialist has no business being honored by the US government especially since our nation was born in resistance to such very tyrants. I am not surprised Trump thinks differently though.

    In 2021, Bernie will have it melted down and made into a head of Lenin for White House display. He will get rid of it once and for all.
    In 2021, Bernie in all likelihood will be worm food....as will all of his policies.

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Quote Originally Posted by ECDawg78 View Post
    In 2021, Bernie in all likelihood will be worm food....as will all of his policies.
    Bernie is going to have that thing melted down, reformed into a Lenin bust and sent back to Comrade Corbyn.

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Hog Dude View Post
    Bernie is going to have that thing melted down, reformed into a Lenin bust and sent back to Comrade Corbyn.
    Better use it to make nails.

    For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
    for want of a shoe the horse was lost,
    for want of a horse the knight was lost,
    for want of a knight the battle was lost,
    for want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
    So a kingdom was lost—all for want of a nail.

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Quote Originally Posted by ECDawg78 View Post
    In 2021, Bernie in all likelihood will be worm food....as will all of his policies.
    Age only matters when Sara Palin is "one heart beat away" from te big seat...
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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Some Hog Dude View Post
    Bernie is going to have that thing melted down, reformed into a Lenin bust and sent back to Comrade Corbyn.
    Bernie would ask his wife to take on a new college expansion project so that he could put the Lenin bust in the grand foyer; sadly the foyer would never be finished as the grand foyer would be built to the scale of a major university at a college the size of a high school.

    ... or something like that.
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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    Whew, glad he got that bust back:

    Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said in a major snub to the American President.
    In a dramatic intervention, John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was “strongly opposed” to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons as he stressed that being invited to address Parliament was “not an automatic right” but “an earned honour”.

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    Re: Trump personally asked for Winston Churchill’s bust to be returned to Oval Office

    May looked very uncomfortable when Trump grabbed her hand. Apparently British right wingers don't even like him save for the far right types like Farange.

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