Mitt has been in the UK one day and has already been dubbed Mitt The Twit. How appropriate.
THE SUN – WANNABE president Mitt Romney infuriated Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday by making a string of embarrassing blunders.
The US election hopeful, on a visit to London, questioned whether the Olympics will be a success.
Mr Romney said in a TV interview: “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting.”
The Republican candidate, who organised the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, also questioned whether the British people will “come together and celebrate” the Olympics.
There was further embarrassment when Mr Romney said he had looked out of “the backside of Number 10” to see the beach volleyball court.
He breached diplomatic protocol by revealing he had been briefed by MI6 chief Sir John Sawers, then appeared to forget Labour leader Ed Miliband’s name, calling him “Mr Leader” instead.
Mr Cameron later slapped down the Massachusetts governor. Visiting the Olympic Park on the eve of the opening ceremony, the PM insisted the Games would be a huge success.
He said: “We’ll show the world we’ve not only come together as a United Kingdom, but are extremely good at welcoming people from across the world.
“You will see Britain can deliver.”
In a clear swipe at Mr Romney, he added: “We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities in the world. Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.”
London organising committee chairman Lord Coe said a staggering THREE MILLION people have turned out to see the torch relay in the capital alone.
He added: “No stone has been left unturned — whether it be the village, the training facilities, the venues.”
London mayor Boris Johnson publicly ridiculed Mr Romney. Addressing the crowd at an Olympic concert in Hyde Park, Mr Johnson said: “There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know if we’re ready. Are we ready?”
The 60,000-strong audience responded with a deafening cry of “Yes we are!”
Team GB chairman Colin Moynihan urged Olympic chiefs to axe the controversial Games Lanes reserved for Olympic vehicles, branding them “a waste of time”.
He revealed he was using the Tube to reach the Olympic Park, saying: “It’s the quickest way to get here.”
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