Romney Disavows ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Remarks, But White House Pounces (VIDEO)

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Source: Russell Goldman and Emily Friedman / ABC News

The Romney campaign today denied any connection to anonymous aides who to spoke to a British paper about his appreciation for “Anglo-Saxon heritage,” but the White House said that Romney was “fumbling” his foreign policy trip.

In one of the most heated exchanges between the two campaigns, several spokespeople and surrogates entered the fray to assail, qualify and deny the comments.

Coinciding with Mitt Romney’s arrival in London for a six day foreign trip, The Telegraph reported two Romney advisers, later characterized as members of “the foreign policy advisory team,” said President Obama could not fully understand the “Anglo-Saxon heritage” between the U.S. and Britain.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” a second Romney adviser told the newspaper. “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”

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