Colors matter, especially on our national seal.
Obama recently was in London, lecturing the Brits against Brexit, their upcoming referendum on leaving the European Union, which deservedly got him a stinging rebuke from London mayor Boris Johnson.
In an op/ed for The Sun, Johnson recalls that in 2009 when Obama took over the White House, he removed a bust of Winston Churchill that had been in the Oval Office. Johnson writes:
“Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”
By the way, in 2012 the Obama Administration first denied removing the bust, calling the story “100 per cent false” — that the bust is still in the White House, but simply moved to Obama’s private residence. Later, however, the Obama White House admitted that the Churchill bust in the President’s…
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