Only a few hours before Mitt Romney landed in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph reported a controversial comment from an unnamed Romney “adviser” that some are calling racially insensitive:
We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.
Later in the day Romney told NBC News that he did not know who the anonymous adviser was and added, “I don’t agree with whoever that adviser might be. But [I] do agree that we have a very common bond between ourselves and Great Britain.”
While in Britain Romney is scheduled to sit down with Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.