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U.K.’s Johnson Dogged by Row Over Churchill Bust in Oval Office

  • Report says President Biden removed sculpture of war leader
  • Prime minister wants to forge closer ties with U.S. president
The Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office in 2017. 

The Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office in 2017. 

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a new and yet familiar obstacle as he tries to forge a special relationship with U.S. President Joe Biden: A bust of Britain’s wartime leader, Winston Churchill.

According to The Washington Post, there is no sign of the sculpture in the Oval Office, where Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump kept it close at hand.