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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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76.

CitySide    

And Michelle Obama buy 54 HUGE Christmas tree$ for the WH which will be profe$$ionally decorated Before rushing off on a 3 week 4 MILLION DOLLAR vacation in Hawaii - ALL ON OUR DIME! I guess there is no Fiscal Cliff in their world.

604 days ago
77.

Leny Mendoza    

Why are you guys ragging on him for buying a toy for one of his grandchild that is made in China if no company in the U.S. makes them ? Election is over so you guys can stop stalking him ! It's still a free country by the way, no matter what King Obama says.

604 days ago
78.

Allupinyourearhole    

Hold on, TMZ, you might offend all the Republicans who got the Romney logo tattooed to the side of their face.

604 days ago
79.

birdman    

Lol thats pretty funny that he lives in California

604 days ago
80.

zgwen    

Ever notice that in every freaking picture, Ann Romney always ALWAYS walks a few feet behind Mittens?

604 days ago
81.

fargone    

So what. Everything else in the cart was also made in China. Wake up tmzeee!

604 days ago
82.

Kate    

So much for being an elitist. I also was next to Mitt pumping gas the other day.

604 days ago
83.

Dino     

He got millions, he expecting cut taxes for the wealthy like him and he still get stuff from Costco ... Gee !

604 days ago
84.

LA760    

Really TMZ? Whoever wrote that story ends it by saying they couldnt find a toy car to buy that was made in the USA, so why even do this story? Is there nothing more interesting going on in Hollywood? Surely Lindsey Lohan is being arrested for something somewhere.

604 days ago
85.

erkg    

In the words of JFK Jr - must be a slow news day - really TMZ?

604 days ago
86.

Stacy Allison    

Give him a break! Everything is made in China nowadays! I bet Obama buys crap from China too! I want the photos!

604 days ago
87.

Keith    

All this fuss about a toy made in China. Ignored was the fact that Romney drives an Audi Q7 (made in Slovakia).

604 days ago
88.

Vikki5280    

Git over it! MOVE ON!
Never mind I'll just move on to another show and website. Just want celebrity news not your views.

604 days ago
89.

Beach    

TMZ, what are you bitter about? Your BOY won.... why this reach of a cheap shot? Why don't you take pictures of Obama playing golf? He would be on here more than LLohan if you did that....

604 days ago
90.

andy    

And, . . . the "stalking" continues . . .
IN NEXT WEEKS EPISODE, . . . TMZ staffers will "rifle" through the Romney's garbage and inspect discarded mail and receipts. FUN TIMES!!!
GOOD GRIEF . . .

604 days ago
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