When Barack Obama first entered the White House eight long years ago, one of the first things he did was remove a bust of legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office in a move that was viewed as a slap in the face to the United Kingdom, one of our closest allies.
Now that Donald Trump is preparing to enter the White House, however, the U.K.’s Express reported that the bust of Churchill is about to reenter the Oval Office. Nigel Farage, interim leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, promoter of Brexit and outspoken Trump supporter, made the announcement after he met with Trump in New York this past week.
“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, according to Conservative Tribune. “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
Farage went on to say that Trump is an “anglophile” who would immediately seek to improve relations between the United States and the U.K., which hasve slipped during Obama’s time in office.
“We talked about the prospect of the United Kingdom being at the front of the queue, all of which was met positively,” Farage said of the trade between the two nations, 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.
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