#Romneyshambles: Rick Gorka, Mitt Romney’s traveling press secretary “lost his cool and cursed at reporters who attempted to ask questions of the Republican presidential candidate in a public plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw,” CNN reports. Gorka said, “kiss my ass, this is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.” He then told a reporter to “shove it.” Classy. Makes Sarah Palin seem to be full of grace and charm.
Politico later reported Gorka subsequently called two reporters to apologize. Wow, Mitt Romney continues to implode and show us that he’s a joke on the international stage.
As Romney was walking away from Pilsudski Square toward his vehicle, reporters asked him about his string of gaffes and whether he had any comment for Palestinians, some of whom took offense at the Republican’s suggestion Monday in Jerusalem that Israel’s economy is superior because of cultural advantages Israelis enjoy. Romney ignored the questions and got in his car. Source: Politico
Think Progress has a great take on the “kiss my ass” dustup.
Mitt Romney should have stayed home. Clearly he is not presidential material. What would he do if he had gone to Africa. Um, wait. That’s not the kind of crowd he wants to be around.
Mitt Romney blames the media for the gaffe-filled overseas fiasco of a trip:
National Journal: Asked about his missteps in an interview with Fox News’ Carl Cameron before he left Poland on Tuesday, Romney accused reporters of trivializing the substance of his trip and trying to divert attention from President Obama’s stewardship of the economy.
“And I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran,” Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview that aired on Tuesday morning. “They’ll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country.
Blaming the media? Like Bugs Bunny says when crossed, “you know this means war.”
Reaction on Twitter:
Next Romney campaign commercial: “kiss my ass!” “I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message.”
— Joe (@trermo) July 31, 2012
— joywit (@joywhitaker) July 31, 2012
Romney’s foreign trip has turned into a
#kissmyass diplomacy!. You can’t make this stuff up. They know they really stepped in it big time!!
— 3ristar (@3ristar) July 31, 2012
— James (@jazgar) July 31, 2012
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