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Tagg Romney Whispered an Apology to Obama for Wanting to Punch Him

Much hand-shaking and conviviality between rivals followed Monday’s final presidential debate, including a pat on the back and a whispered word into the ear of President Barack Obama from one Tagg Romney. Keen-eyed viewers suspected Mitt Romney’s eldest son might be apologizing to the president for wanting to punch him. And so he was, it turns out. A Romney campaign official relayed to the Washington Post that Tagg Romney had told the president he was “just joking,” and that the president had accepted the apology.

But even if he had been serious, which we never really thought was the case, Tagg Romney apparently doesn’t pose much of a threat. “That brother has slugged me a couple of times,” Josh Romney said during his appearance on The View last week. “President Obama has nothing to worry about.” Josh Romney, on the other hand — well, at least judging by the menacing/creepy expression that surfaced again Monday, you probably don’t want to get on his bad side.

Tagg Romney Apologized to Obama for ‘Punch’ Joke