( 4UMF NEWS ) Romney Aide Curses Reporters Out:
Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka lost his cool after reporters shouted questions at Romney as he walked to his car from Pilsudski Square in Poland. Romney had just laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?” one reporter yelled at the candidate, while another asked if he had a statement for Palestinians who were offended by his suggestion in Israel that the Jewish culture is superior.
“Show some respect,” Gorka snapped at the traveling press, according to a CNN transcript.
When a reporter protested that the press hadn’t been allowed to ask Romney a question, Gorka lost it.
“Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people,” he barked. “Show some respect.”
He then told another reporter to “shove it.”
Gorka reportedly called reporters to apologize for his outburst.
The confrontation came after days of negative headlines about Romney’s trip, starting in London, where he ticked off some UK officials by questioning if the country was ready for the Olympics, as well as highlighting the shared Anglo-Saxon heritage between the U.S. and Britain.
U.S. reporters traveling with the Romney have also been frustrated about their lack of access to the GOP candidate.