Trump, British prime minister pose in front of Churchill bust

Trump, British prime minister pose in front of Churchill bust
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President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May posed in front of a bust of Winston Churchill on Friday as the president welcomed his first foreign leader to the White House.

Trump placed the bust back into the Oval Office on his first day as president. Former President Obama sparked controversy by moving it into the White House residence.

The president and May initially posed for photos in front of a fireplace in the center of the Oval Office. But Trump, who has long had a keen eye for optics, decided to move over to the bust.

"This is the original," he told reporters. "It's a great honor to have Winston Churchill back."

"It's a great honor to be here," May said in response as they shook hands.