Kilmeade warns Brits: You ‘better back off’ because Romney ‘could be president’

By David Edwards
Friday, July 27, 2012 13:27 EDT
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Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade
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Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade is telling the British people to “back off” GOP hopeful Mitt Romney after a series of gaffes by the candidate outraged the country.

Kilmeade told Fox News host Chris Wallace that Romney had simply made a “candid response” when he suggested that London might not be ready for the Olympic games.

“I think the British press better back off, and so should the officials,” Kilmeade warned. “This guy could be president.”

“If you asked me if that suit makes you look fat, I’m not going to tell you it does, even if it does,” Wallace explained.

After Romney criticized the country’s Olympic preparations and then revealed a secret meeting with the chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, officials and members of the press made it clear that they were offended.

“Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere,” Prime Minister David Cameron quipped on Thursday in reference to the Romney’s 2002 games in Salt Lake City.

Then, London Mayor Boris Johnson made a point of shaming “a guy called Mitt Romney” in front of a crowd of tens of thousands of people at the Olympic torch lighting later that day.

And the British press was even less kind, saying Romney was “devoid of charm, offensive and a wazzock.”

“Good old Mitt,” The Guardian‘s Paul Harris tweeted. “His charm offensive in the UK failed to be charming, but he really pulled off the offensive bit.”

Watch this video from the Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast July 27, 2012.


(h/t: Daily Kos)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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