Mitt Romney's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day in LondonBy Toby Harnden
Oh dear. What should have been a gentle, substance-free sojourn in London designed to raise cash and remind Americans that he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics had spiralled out of control within 24 hours of Mitt Romney landing in London.
Even before he departed there was a kerfuffle when an anonymous foreign policy adviser told the Telegraph that the U.S. and UK were 'part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage' and the White House under President Barack Obama 'didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have'.
Once on British soil, he gave an interview to NBC News in which he said the G4S security troubles and threatened immigration officers’ strike were 'disconcerting' and it was unclear whether Britain would 'come together and celebrate the Olympic moment'.
At the Houses of Parliament, Romney appeared to forget Ed Miliband’s name and addressed him awkwardly as 'Mr Leader'.
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