Mitt Romney Outsourced Olympic Uniforms To Military Dictatorship In 2002
Mitt Romney has yet to talk about Team USA Olympic uniforms being made in China and now it appears we know why. Romney served as the President of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and during that time torchbearers for the event were found to be wearing outfits made in Burma
Speaking to the Guardian former torchbearer Susan Bonfield revealed that she examined her special outfit, provided to her by the U.S. committee run by Romney and she found that the outfit was made in Burma.
According to Bonfield:
“When I looked at the label for the uniform, I went nuts. When you are sending work representing the US to a military dictatorship, I have an issue with that.”
Here’s the funny part, the Salt Lake City organizing committee was completely clueless about the circumstances surrounding the uniforms, insisting that the torchbearer clothes “were NOT made in Burma. They were manufactured in Myanmar.”
Apparently Mitt Romney and his staff didn’t own a map at the time or they would have realized that Myanmar and Burma are the same country.
ABC News last Friday tried to get Mitt Romney to open up over the recent controversy surrounding China made Team USA uniform issue, Romney instead noted:
“I’m not going to get into the uniform issue. There are big issues associated with the Olympics: the security of the games, the readiness of our athletes, and that’s what I’m going to focus on, hopefully when I get to cheer on the people who are going to be supporting and representing our country.”
The response from team Romney at the time is reminiscent of South Carolina pageant contestant Lauren Caitlin Upon who responded to a question with her now infamous “Iraq and such as” comment.