Team Romney kicked off their overseas field trip with the mind-boggling “Anglo Saxon heritage” remarks, and as we enter the third day of the Romney World Embarrassment Tour, things do not appear to be getting any less facepalm-y.
Yesterday Team Romney complained about the relationship between President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Because two heads of state meeting each other is somehow suspicious
Today Mitt Romney solicited another round of facepalms when he bragged about meeting the head of MI-6.
And then there’s this
Romney expressed wariness over England’s ability to pull off the Olympics without a hitch, as well as reservations over security.
“You know, it’s hard to know just how well it were turn out — will turn out,” said Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. “There are a few things that were disconcerting, the stories about the — private security firm not having enough people — the supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials, that obviously is not something which is encouraging.”
Romney apparently forgot he’s running for president, not CEO. Trash talking may play well in quiet rooms and at billionaire cocktail hour, but it’s not the best way to forge new relationships internationally.
David Cameron had a sharp — and hilarious — rebuttal for Mister Romney.
Cameron also fired back at Romney’s concerns over security, and suggested British officials were dealing with more complex issues than Romney faced when he ran the show. “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world,” Cameron said. “Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
Carry on, Team Romney.