Internet Losing Its Mind Over Controversial Photo of President Trump in England

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July 13, 2018Jul 13, 2018

On Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a wonderful photo of President Trump sitting in Winston Churchill's chair. The photo came from before President Trump and First Lady Melania met Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle. 

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Churchill was the Prime Minister who led the United Kingdom through World War II. He replaced Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister in 1940 when it became clear that Chamberlain had appeased Hitler instead of standing up to the murderous leader of Germany.  

Churchill, who had led the call for British rearmament to face Hitler,  replaced Chamberlain after his resignation. He boldly led the U.K. through all of World War II, leading them to a massive victory with the help of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American troops. After the war, he called for an opposition to Communism. 

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President Trump got the opportunity to sit in this amazing man's chair while he was at Blenheim Palace. This palace was the birthplace of Churchill and his family home. On Thursday night, the POTUS and FLOTUS attended a dinner there in their honor hosted by current PM Theresa May and her husband. 

U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Woody Johnson wrote of the location, "The incredible Blenheim the Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. What better place to celebrate the Special Relationship with President Trump and Prime Minister May." 

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After Sanders posted the photo, Twitter went wild. Some people were happy that one great leader was sitting in the chair of another great leader. 

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Others, however, were very angry over the photo. They felt that Trump sitting in Churchill's chair was "desecration." 

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Do you like the photo? In other Trump news, Melania looked gorgeous at the black-tie dinner on Thursday night, and Trump certainly noticed. You have to see the amazing photo of the look he gives her!

 

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