President George W. Bush was presented with a bust of Winston Churchill in 2001 by an English envoy.
When Barack Obama entered office in 2009, he sent Churchill packing and replaced him with a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.
President-elect Donald Trump has just asked for the Churchill bust to be sent back to the White House.
English Prime Minister Theresa May is happy to comply.
From Daily Wire:
“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,” explains The Blaze. “[British Foreign Minister Boris] 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.”
But in an apparent effort to smooth over eight years of tensions with UK ruling-party conservatives and nationalist affiliates, Trump’s transition team is asking for the bust back from Britain’s top diplomat.
During a meeting in New York City with Johnson over the weekend, Trump’s right-hand men Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon placed a request for the bust back from England.
“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,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May told the Sun.
Solid move, Mr. PEOTUS.
Stick it to Obama in whatever ways possible – considering he’s screwed over the American people for eight solid years.