LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 29: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Somers Furniture on May 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitt Romney is holding campaign event and attending a…
LONDON - There’s already some controversy during Mitt Romney's international trip to London.
The Republican presidential candidate will spend Thursday meeting with some British V.I.Ps.
Some analysts are calling this an international audition as Romney is likely to be asked questions about his views on critical foreign issues. But there’s already some controversy.
The Associated Foreign Press is reporting that Romney criticized some of the Olympic preparations in London. Romney was quoted talking about concerns of some security firms not having enough people.
It comes after a newspaper in London that quoted an unidentified Romney campaign adviser saying the Republican believes the U.S. relationship with Britain is special because of shared "Anglo-Saxon heritage" and the White House doesn't appreciate that shared history.
The Telegraph says those comments may bring on accusations of racial insensitivity.
ABC News reports the Romney campaign is denying the validity of the article. A spokesperson for President Obama and Vice-President Biden said Romney did exactly what he said he wouldn't do, attack the president outside of the country.
Mitt Romney is scheduled to take tours and continue to meet with V.I.Ps throughout Thursday morning.
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