President Trump Returns Historic Statue To Oval Office

A short time after President Trump was sworn in, the bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was returned to the Oval Office.

The bust was spotted when President Trump sat in the Oval Office signing an executive order to “relieve the economic burden” of of Obamacare, pending it’s full repeal.

According to Breitbart, “The sculpture of the wartime leader’s head is said to be a replica of one given to 1960s leader Lyndon B. Johnson and first appeared in the Oval Office during former George W. Bush’s administration.”

Once Barack Obama became president, he replaced  the sculpture with a bust of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

At the time, London mayor, Boris Johnson told the Sun newspaper, that Obama’s decision to remove the famous bust was due to his “ancestral dislike of the British Empire”.

Former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, said after a meeting with Trump that he was “especially pleased at his very positive reaction to the idea that Sir Winston Churchill’s bust should be put back in the Oval Office.”

On Friday night, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer admonished news reports that a bust of Martin Luther King had been removed from the Oval Office.

Time reporter Zeke Miller initially reported the inaccurate claim that Trump had removed it, when in fact, the statue was simply not visible.  The Martin Luther King Jr. bust was behind the door when reporters were allowed to enter the office.

A short time later, Miller tweeted an apology for the inaccurate report saying, “It was obscured by an agent and door.”

Miller also relayed that he had checked twice and in fact the bust was in place in the Oval Office.

Spicer, who accepted the apology, took the opportunity to school the media, tweeting, “A reminder of the media danger of tweet first check facts later.”

Spicer then posted a photo of the MLK bust located in the Oval Office.

H/T: Breitbart, The Washington Examiner

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