Romney's son apologises to Obama

2012-10-24 13:01
Tagg Romney son of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images/AFP)

Tagg Romney son of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images/AFP)

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Morrison — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's son Tagg has apologised to President Barack Obama for saying in a radio interview that he was tempted to "take a swing" at the president for criticising his father during a debate.

Tagg Romney on Monday walked up on stage with other family members after the third presidential debate, where cameras showed him shaking hands and exchanging words with Obama. After the second presidential debate, Tagg told a radio interviewer it made him angry when Obama questioned his father's honesty.

Tagg Romney said, quote, "You want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him."

A Romney campaign official confirmed on Tuesday that Tagg had apologised for the remark. The official was not authorised to discuss personal matters and thus demanded anonymity.

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