U.S. Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney seems to have offended his first host country on his world debut tour. He told NBC News it was hard to tell how the event would turn out, and he appeared to express doubts over whether the British public would "come together and celebrate the Olympic moment".
His comments prompted a swift defense from British Prime Minister David Cameron, who praised preparations for the Olympics Games, after being asked about concerns expressed by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
London Mayor Boris Johnsonhad his own take on Romney. “There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready,” he told 80,000 cheering people gathered at Hyde Park for the arrival of the Olympic torch. “Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are!”
During his speech, Cameron also pointed at Romney’s role as the chief executive of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City saying, "We are holding an Olympic Games in one of the busiest, most active, bustling cities anywhere in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere."
Later the Prime Minister and the Republican Presidential hopeful sat down for a meeting. Needless to say, during the entire trip onwards, Romney had nothing but praise for the games.