Mitt Romney Questions Readiness for London Olympics

British leaders angry after Romney's comments during visit.
2:46 | 07/26/12

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Now to the word of wars underway. Mitt romney's golden gaffe, he's on his first overseas trip as the presumptive republican nominee. First stop, olympics. 24 hours of touching down, he is now the center of a fire storm. Questioning whether london is raze di to host these olympic games. It's "your voice your vote." David, good evening to you ch ma you. David, good evening. Reporter: Many here did not like what they heard when mitt romney was asked whether the london games looked ready. You know, it's hard to know just how it will turn out. There are a few things that were disconcerting t stories about the private security firm not have enough people. Reporter: It set off a fire storm. On television, it's the lead story. If he's to make a friend, he has a funny way of showing it. Exactly. Reporter: The mayor of london, in front hyde park. He wants to know whether we're ready. Are we ready? Are we ready? Yes we are. Reporter: This morning when britten's prime minister was asked about not being ready, he answered, seeming to compare london to salt lake city. We are holding an olympic games in one of the busiest most active cities in where in the world. Of course it's easier if you hold an olympic games in the bit of nowhere. Prime minister delivers olympic put down to romney. In the middle of it all, it was time for romney to pay his visit to that prime minister. We want to give you a play juror of the international kour yosty into mitt romney's world audition. It's the british reporters in particular gathered here to ask mitt romney what was so disconcerted about the london olympics. When romney emerged we asked him about the words he used to set this off. You found something disconcerting. I'm curious, are you still concerned and did you talk with the prime minister about that today. My experience as an olympic organizationer very few small things that end up going not quite right in the first day or so. Those get ironed out. When the games themselves begin and the athletes take over, aum the mistakes of the committee, i made a few, all of those are overwhelmed by the many things that the athletes carry out. Reporter: David muir in london. Thank you. David will be traveling with mitt romney for the duration of romney's overseas stop. Next stop israel. He'll get an interview that we'll have for you this sunday yonchts now to your money. If you are watching the markets today, you saw it too. A big jolt. The dow up more than 200 points raising new life doo american 401(k)S. This as we got a first look at facebook's finances. Since that widely anticipated ipo back in may, mark have said little about what's going on

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