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Trump returns Churchill bust to the Oval Office

FILE: In this July 16, 2001 photo, a bust of Winston Churchill is seen in the Oval Office of the White House.

FILE: In this July 16, 2001 photo, a bust of Winston Churchill is seen in the Oval Office of the White House.  (Reuters)

President Trump has returned a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, which had been removed by his predecessor in 2009.

Reporters first noticed that the bust had been placed back in the room on Friday, just as Trump was signing a series of executive orders at the Resolute desk.

Obama had moved the bust to the White House residence during his first few days in office and later installed separate busts of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lincoln in its place.

A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed last week that Trump had personally asked if England would loan the bust of Churchill to the U.S. once he took office.

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