President Barack Obama shows Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the private residence of the White House, July 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In a desperate attempt to smear the US president, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are both claiming that on Barack Obama’s “first day in the Oval Office he removed the bust of Winston Churchill”.

Only one problem – it’s a lie.

The White House have re-released a 2012 blog post calling the allegations “ridiculous”, and “patently false”.

You can read the full statement on the official whitehouse.gov website here:

The Bust of Winston Churchill

The Brexiters are getting desperate …