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Decision 2012 / Romney / Olympics Gaffe #1027491

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 26, 2012
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(London: Brian Williams) The controversy over remarks made by presidential candidate Mitt Romney during his overseas trip about the London Olympics noted. [Yesterday, ROMNEY – says there are a few things that were disconcerting; wonders whether the people will come together and celebrate the Olympic moment.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(London: Peter Alexander) The criticism of Romney in Britain featured; scenes shown from British television; commentary from “The Telegraph” quoted; details given about British Prime Minister David Cameron’s response that was construed as a jab at the Salt Lake City Olympics; statement from Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker† quoted. [CAMERON – says it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.] [Today, ROMNEY – says errors are overshadowed by the courage, character and determination of the athletes.] [Politico Jonathan MARTIN†- says it was a reminder that everything he says is going to be put under a microscope.] [London Mayor Boris JOHNSON††- says Romney wants to know whether we’re ready.] Statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney quoted.

(London: Brian Williams) More of yesterday’s interview with Romney presented. [ROMNEY – expresses his views on jobs and the economy; comments on economic problems in Europe and the US.] Ann Romney’s investment in a dressage horse competing in the Olympics noted.

Williams, Brian;
Alexander, Peter

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