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Mitt Romney

Hits Costco

Buys Toy Car (Manufactured in China)

12/4/2012 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mitt Romney went on a MASSIVE (and fiscally responsible) shopping spree at a Costco near his home in La Jolla, CA this week ... stocking up on all sorts of goods ... including a product MADE IN CHINA!!!

Besides the paper plates, dixie cups, wrapping paper, V8 juice drinks, pretzel snacks, Bisquick and bottled water ... Mitt and his wife Ann also purchased a model car made by the Maisto company (probably a gift for one of his 18 grandkids ... sorry for spoiling Xmas).

TMZ spoke to a rep for Maisto who confirmed their products are manufactured in China ... before they're shipped to the distribution center in Fontana, CA.

Of course, Mitt railed against China during his bid for the presidency ... claiming the country is manipulating currency and stealing American manufacturing jobs.

We tried to find some American-made toy cars that Mitt could've bought instead ... but we couldn't ... not even Hot Wheels ... they're manufactured in China and Mexico.

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Az Heat    

Thanks to this story it reminded me I have to buy toilet paper! Thanks TMZ

602 days ago
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doodoolemonque    

Isn't Mitt a product of Mexico,.too?

602 days ago
3.

Ih8Taxes    

Wow, you liberals are even bitter when you win. So, what are you going to do when you have no one to blame for your troubles except other liberals? Sorry, you can't blame Bush forever...

602 days ago
4.

croc    

why are you guys stiffing him for buying something
thats made in china? dont we ALL buy things from there and everywhere else too?
you guys are asses..leave him alone.

602 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

TMZ staff writing an article about someone buying a Chinese product...on a computer full of Chinese components in a room full of equipment made in China. Very slow Tuesday...

602 days ago
6.

EggsOverEasy    

yawn...

602 days ago
7.

Wicked Witch    

Stephen King's: Mitt Every four years this shapeshifting clown returns.

602 days ago
8.

Maverick    

So predictable. Next Mitt Romney is going to support massive tax cuts for the rich.

Romney 2016!

LOL

602 days ago
9.

Val    

i think its time to move on TMZ the elections over!!! leave Mitt alone now.....we all buy stuff made in china i bet Obama does to...

602 days ago
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OH NO!    

That's all he is qualified to do........buy groceries.

602 days ago
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Delaware D    

Was this this Mormon guy who ran for President??

602 days ago
12.

Dan    

Who gives a f*ck TMZ. The election is over. Your left wing Liberal commie won. Leave Mitt alone to live his life and quit making issues about things. I bet I could find all sorts of "Made in china" things in all of your houses as well, hypocrites!

602 days ago
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Christine    

For the love of god, give it a rest TMZ. If he had been shopping at a specialty toy store, you would have called him Daddy Warbucks. Costco CEO spoke at Dem convention, so obviously Mitt's a bipartisan shopper. You going to follow O around while he Christmas shops - or better yet, report on Michelle's fashion shopping, since those retailers use cheap labor overseas?

602 days ago
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The Dude    

How many adds does TMZ run on a daily basis for products made outside the US? What's the matter TMZ can't you get a Lohan or Kardashian to sell/give you a story today?

602 days ago
15.

Tom    

The rich have sold us out to China.

602 days ago
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