London Mayor Boris Johnson slammed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in front of 100,000 people at the Olympic torch lighting on Thursday (video below).
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Romney offended the British when he said: “It’s hard to know just how well it will turn out. 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.”
During the torch lighting ceremony the today, London Mayor Boris Johnson fired back: “There are some people coming from around the world who don’t yet know about all the preparations we’ve done to get London ready in the last seven years. There’s a guy called Mitt Romney who wants to know whether we’re ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are!”
Additionally, ForeignPolicy.com reported today that in his book 'No Apology,' Mitt Romney belittled England as “just a small island” that “doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy.”