Nobody wants to hear anyone talk smack about their dad, but Tagg Romney may want to be a little more choosy with his words when speaking about a guy who’s protected by the Secret Service.
The New York Daily News reports Mitt Romney‘s eldest son told a North Carolina radio station that when Barack Obama accuses his father of being a liar, it makes him feel like “you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.” The audio from the interview can be heard on a recording posted on YouTube.
Tagg makes the statements with a lighthearted tone, and the GOP candidate’s offspring clarifies he has no real intention of going after the presidential incumbent. Regarding his reflexive instinct, Tagg continues, “You can’t do that because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is the nature of the process. They’re gonna try to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he’s not.”
The younger Romney also reveals his dad gets nervous before each debate. “He’s like anybody,” says Tagg. “He gets butterflies a little bit.”