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July 26th, 2012
05:58 AM ET

Romney blasts controversial British newspaper quote – Jim Acosta reports

Mitt Romney is in London today to fund raise and meet with British leaders, but his trip hit some bumps early on because of a controversial quote in a British newspaper.

The Telegraph quotes an unnamed campaign adviser as saying, "We are part of an Anglo-Saxan heritage and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special. The White House didn't fully appreciate the shared history we have."

While Romney has said that he doesn't agree with this statement, the comment has been interpreted by some as having racial overtones and it's garnered a strong reaction from both campaigns.

CNN's Jim Acosta discusses the controversy and outlines the details of Romney's trip live from London on Early Start this morning.

Filed under: 2012 election • Politics
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  1. Luca

    Gov. Perry would be a good president and I'll ciartenly work hard for him if he's the nominee. But Mitt is uniquely positioned for this moment and he has significant advantages over Perry, namely his experience in private sector. Mitt is also a much better general election candidate. Perry has had the advantage of a friendly legislature. Mitt has been through the wars against a Democratic legislature and we need someone who knows how to manage in a heated and divisive environment. DC is a mess and Romney is the only candidate in the field that gives real hope for getting it under control. I spent part of my childhood in Texas and I'm a big fan of Perry. But Mitt is the man for this moment. I think the party will unite sooner rather than later behind Gov. Romney and then the entire focus can be on ending the disaster known as the Obama presidency.

    September 1, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply

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