Transcript for Mitt Romney's Olympic Fiasco in London
Thank you, sam. Race for president, "your voice, your vote" and the stumble for mitt romney on the first trip overseas. The stop in london was supposed to be all smiles and celebration but became a day of damage control. David muir was there for all of it. Good morning, david. Reporter: Good morning to you from london. As you know, mitt romney tied his trip to coincide given his own history with the olympic games. But this morning so many brits boiling. He came here to look presidential. Instead delivered what some call an olympic size gap. The british papers, mitt romney's disastrous I do. It began with this question, do you think the london games ready? It's hard to know how well it will turn out. Reporter: The criticism heard loud and clear, fueling far more than an olympic flame, a firestorm, the lead story on the news. If he's here to make friends he has a funny way of showing it. Reporter: Just overnight. When he was asked whether romney would carry the olympic ceremonies? Certainly not after today. Reporter: The day the mayor took on romney in front of 60,000 people in hyde park. Mitt romney wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes, we are! Reporter: When the prime minister, david cameron was asked about romney's concerns, his answer seemed to compare london to salt lake city. We are holding the olympic games in one of the most bustling cities in the world. Of course it's easy if you hold it in the middle of nowhere. Reporter: Salt lake city didn't like hearing that either. Saying we'd love to have him, and happy to send a map so he doesn't have trouble locatinging the middle of nowhere and in the middle of it, mitt romney here to meet the prime minister. I'm curious, are you still concerned and talk to the prime minister today? All of the mistakes of the organizing committee and I made a few. All are overwhelmed that the athletes carry out that capture the spirit of the games. Reporter: The prime minister later saying mitt romney gave him a vote of confidence for the games but so many brits say when someone comes and visits their country and criticizes their games it is in bad taste. A very rough first stop. It sure was. We'll stay in the pond in
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