Blue Mass Group | AP publishes brutal fact-check on Romney’s announcement speech: "FACT CHECK: Romney miscasts economy in GOP debut
In rhetorical excesses marking his entry in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney said the economy worsened under President Barack Obama, when it actually improved, and criticized the president for issuing apologies to the world that were never made….
ROMNEY: “When he took office, the economy was in recession. He made it worse. And he made it last longer.”
THE FACTS: … Obama did not, as Romney alleged, make the economy worse than it was when he took office.
ROMNEY: “A few months into office, he traveled around the globe to apologize for America.”
THE FACTS: Obama has not apologized for America…. [T]here has been no formal – or informal – apology. No saying “sorry” on behalf of America."