Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made himself no new friends in the UK after criticizing the way London planned the 2012 summer Olympics, according to the National Post.
In an interview with NBC News this week, he suggested that London wasn’t ready for the games. The Olympics kick off today.
“Its hard to know just how well it will turn out,” Romney said, “There are a few things that were disconcerting.” Romney led the Salt Lake City Winter Games in 2002.
English politicians weren’t taking Romney’s comments lying down. “Of course, it is easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” said Prime Minister David Cameron, referring to Salt Lake City.
London Mayor Boris Johnson was less subtle.” I hear there’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready,” he said to a London crowd. “Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are.”