An absolute Muppet. And Elmo from Sesame Street
Under the headline “UK and America can be better friends than ever Mr Obama... if we LEAVE the EU”, Bozza tells “Something mysterious happened when Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009 … Something vanished from that room, and no one could quite explain why … It was a bust of Winston Churchill – the great British war time leader. It was a fine goggle-eyed object, done by the brilliant sculptor Jacob Epstein, and it had sat there for almost ten years”. Yes? Yes yes? Yes yes yes?
This myth, which has been peddled since Day One of the Obama presidency, has long ago been busted. The Churchill bust in the Oval Office had been loaned to Dubya Bush, and was removed and returned along with all other loaned works of art when he left the White House. Obama probably didn’t even know it had gone.
Bozza even got it in the neck at the magazine he used to edit, as Nick Cohen concluded “Boris Johnson’s attack on Barack Obama belongs in the gutter”. Nicholas Soames, who, as Winshton’s grandson might be expected to know something about The Great Man, observed “Appalling article by @BorisJohnson in Sun totally wrong on almost everything. Inconceivable WSC [would] not have welcomed Presidents views … @BorisJohnson it is not compulsory to have head of WSC in President's office. Stupid irrelevant empty point to make #growupgetreal”. He’s got his Social Media chops sorted, too.
The Tories are having a series of what look awfully like nasty racist lapses right now. Those Sadiq Khan smears may have been a misfortune, but with Bozza’s Obama attack it’s starting to look like carelessness.