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Salt Lake Mayor’s Office Invites British PM To “Stop By Anytime”

City bites back after Cameron disses their Olympic Games. “Happy to send a map so he doesn’t run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere.” posted on

“(David Cameron) can stop by any time. We’d love to have him and are happy to send a map so he doesn’t run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere.”Spokesperson For Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Salt Lake City Mayor’s office responded to a diss by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who snarked Wednesday that Utah’s 2002 Winter Olympics took place in “the middle of nowhere,” with the state’s signature friendliness — and a bit of passive aggression.

“While those of us who have had the fortune of visiting London know it is certainly a wonderful city, Prime Minister Cameron’s comments likely reflect his lack of familiarity with Salt Lake City,” Art Raymond, a spokesman for Mayor Ralph Becker, said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed.

“We’d welcome the opportunity to share all that we enjoy here with the PM, including a great number of assets that you’d be hard-pressed to find in London-world-class outdoor recreation, an economy that has prospered even through the recent economic recession, one of the best-educated populations in the world and a rare sense of community and commitment to progressive evolution,” the statement continued. “We also hosted the most successful Olympics Winter Games, ever.”

Becker added: “He can stop by any time. We’d love to have him and are happy to send a map so he doesn’t run into any trouble locating the middle of nowhere.”

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