Romney Denies Making Anglo-Saxon Remark
Mitt Romney denied any connection to the anonymous aides who made remarks regarding his appreciation for Anglo-Saxon heritage. The White House immediately took the opportunity to attack Romney and described him as mishandling his foreign policy trip.
This has become one of the most heated exchanges in this year’s presidential race as several spokespeople and aides joined into the battle to qualify, deny and assail the comments. The controversial remarks were reported by The Telegraph, where it said that two Romney advisers stated that President Barack Obama can’t understand the Anglo-Saxon heritage between the United States and Britain.
Telegraph reporter John Swaine noted that the remarks made by the supposed Romney aides could be interpreted as racial insensitive because of President Obama’s mixed African and European heritage. A Romney adviser told the newspaper that Obama is a left-winger, who doesn’t value the NATO alliance. He is not concerned about traditional alliances.
In a tweet, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod called the remarks made by anonymous aides to be offensive. Vice President Joe Biden and Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki ridiculed the comments. Biden said that even if Romney promised not to bring up politics in his trip overseas, his advisers were already playing politics with international diplomacy even before his plane touched down in London.
Romney previously said that he would not attack President Obama while he is overseas. Psaki said that one of Romney’s advisers violated the Republican candidate’s promise. She added that this is case showed how unready Mitt Romney and his campaign is when it comes to foreign policy.
Romney’s side denied having said the remarks. According to Amanda Henneberg, Romney campaign spokeswoman, the remarks made don’t reflect the views of Romney or anyone else inside the campaign. Another spokesman said that the report was made on false quotes.