• Obama hits back at London mayor in Churchill statue row

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    LONDON: Barack Obama hit back at Boris Johnson Friday (Saturday in Manila) after London’s mayor suggested the US president had removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office because of anti-British sentiment. In an article criticizing Obama for supporting Britain’s EU membership during his visit to Britain, Johnson, who is fighting to leave the bloc, suggested the bust symbolized “the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British empire.” At a press conference with Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama insisted he actually sees a bust of Churchill located outside his private office in the White House every day, “including on the weekends when I’m going into that office to watch a basketball game.” “I love Winston Churchill, love the guy,” Obama added.

    AFP

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