Churchill's bust was a victim of Obama's executive feng shui

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Churchill's Bust Was a Victim of Obama's Executive Feng Shui

President Obama has finally given us a clue into the whereabouts of a highly-debated Winston Churchill bust.

After Obama moved into the White House in 2009, a statue of the British leader allegedly went missing and accusations soared.

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Those accusations resurfaced in an article written by London Mayor Boris Johnson that was published last Friday. Boris wrote, "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."

Well, turns out, it was neither.

"I love Winston Churchill — love the guy," Obama said.

See photos of the bust when it first arrived at the White House:

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Churchill's bust was a victim of Obama's executive feng shui
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush listens to journalists' questions after receiving a bust of Sir. Winston Churchill from the British Ambassador at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC 16 July 2001. AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
CAPTION CORRECTION/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION U.S. President George W. Bush (R) inspects a bust of Winston Churchill presented by the British Ambassador Christopher Meyer (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, July 16, 2001. Bush is scheduled to visit England later this week. The sculptor of the bust is Jacob Epstein. WP/HK
President Bush speaks about America's relationship with Great Britain as he admires a bust of Sir Winston Churchill presented by the British ambassador in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 16, 2001. Bush will meet Queen Elizabeth and visit with Prime Minister Tony Blair in England later this week on the way to the G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy. The sculpture is by Jacob Epstein(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with British Ambassador Christopher Meyer (L) after receiving a bust of Winston Churchill presented in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 16, 2001. Bush is scheduled to visit Great Britain later this week. The sculptor of the bust is Jacob Epstein. WP
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (R) smiles after receiving a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from British Ambassador to the US Christopher Meyer at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC 16 July 2001. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Obama addressed the rumors — hopefully, once and for all – at a press conference the same day the article was released.

"Now, when I was elected president of the United States, my predecessor had kept a Winston Churchill bust in the Oval Office — there are only so many tables where you can put busts otherwise it starts looking a little cluttered," Obama said.

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Obama explained he replaced the bust of Churchill with one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now, a Churchill statue sits outside Obama's office on the second floor of the residence.

And just in case you were wondering, "It's there voluntarily because I can do anything on the second floor."

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