Skip to comments.White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain
Posted on 07/29/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House admits it did return Winston Churchill bust to Britain
Barack Obama's White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats, after describing such claims as "100 per cent false".
By Jon Swaine, Washington
7:53PM BST 29 Jul 2012
Aides to Mr Obama were furious after The Daily Telegraph disclosed last week that Mitt Romney planned to restore the Jacob Epstein sculpture to its home under George W Bush from 2001 to 2009.
"I'm looking forward to the bust of Winston Churchill being in the Oval Office again," the Republican challenger confirmed at a fund-raiser at London's Mandarin Oriental hotel.
Dan Pfeiffer, the President's communications director, said in a statement that widespread reports of the bust being returned to Britain's embassy in Washington as Mr Obama took office were untrue.
"This is 100 per cent false," Mr Pfeiffer said. "The bust is still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room". Illustrating his statement with a photograph of Mr Obama inspecting it with David Cameron in 2010, he added: "Hopefully this clears things up a bit and prevents folks from making this ridiculous claim again".
British officials were surprised by Mr Pfeiffer's statement and photograph, however, because the bust now resides in the residence of Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain's ambassador to the US. Further inquiries led to the discovery that there are, in fact, two matching Churchill busts by Epstein.
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Barry’s been busted. LOL!
I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve said how much I hate these guys in the white house. If the Brits tried to burn it down now...I doubt many would try to stop them.
Obama’s 10,000,000th exposed lie in only 4 years.
DemocRATS are lying liars who lie.
Yesterday and facts don't matter.
“oOh That bust of Winston Churchill, yeah, yeah everyone knew we admired that one and to show our gratitude, we returned it to the British” sarc off
Rotten from the head to the toes. It is going to take some serious cleaning to get the stench out of our WHITE HOUSE.
They lie. Then they get mad when they get caught. Typical immature adolescent behavior.
Actually, Kenya can have him back as well.
Exactly. If they SPEAK they lie.
Barry throws his MSM comrades under the bus.
It’s as though the Obama cult has never heard of video tapes and the internet. Do they really think proof of their incessant lying isn’t very easy to obtain?
The task at hand is that all of us throw 0bama under the bust...
One bust was sent back for renovation. The Brits sent another as a loaner to Bush. All art on loan during a Presidency is traditionally returned at the end of the term. The renovated bust was returned to the White House, the Bush loaner returned to the Brits.
This is a non-story that has reached cartoonish proportions. A few facts and details by an inquisitive press corp would have cleared this up years ago.
So.....Romney was 100 percent false — out of 200 percent. Got it.
The sound of the Obama WH stepping in it again.
“You mean that was who the hang-jowled fat guy with the cigar was? I thought it was Alfred Hitchcock! Psycho gave me nightmares.”