President Donald Trump did not waste any time altering the decor of the Oval Office. A bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was back in the White House just hours after Trump’s inauguration, Fox News Insider reported.
President Barack Obama replaced the Churchill likeness in 2009 with busts of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.
While these are certainly great choices as well, the move was criticized as a snub to America’s allies in the United Kingdom.
A photo shows Trump at his new desk in the Oval Office flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Churchill bust is positioned on the table next to Kushner.
The bust had been sent back to the British Embassy during the Obama Administration but now resumes its place in the Oval Office.
President Trump signs first orders in Oval Office… with Sir Winston Churchill bust back in pride of place https://t.co/DXMOL9WrU8
— Andrew Charalambous (@woodlandsandrew) January 21, 2017
Trump puts bust of Winston Churchill back in WH.
Ask yourself, What kind of man REMOVES a bust of Churchill? pic.twitter.com/jzw0tvPFv9
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) January 21, 2017
@realDonaldTrump thank you Mr president for returning the bust of Winston Churchill back to where it belongs THANK YOU
— Mark green (@sampebbles69) January 21, 2017
Interesting response from Josh Earnst…
Definitely had way too much to drink last night. Woke up with the Winston Churchill bust in my bed.
— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) January 20, 2017