'I adore Churchill' Obama tells Johnson +RPT+

London mayor accused him of 'ancestral aversion'

(refiling corrected) (ANSA) - Rome, April 22 - US President Barack Obama on Friday replied to London Mayor Boris Johnson's charge that he had had a bust of Churchill removed from the Oval Office because of an "ancestral aversion" to British colonialism by saying "I adore Winston Churchill, I have a bust of him just outside (RPT just outside) my private office". Johnson suggested Obama was anti-Churchill because of his Kenyan father.
   

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