Published On: Wed, Aug 1st, 2012

Romney aide, Rick Gorka, insults press with profanity as reporters questioned the candidate on Polish ‘Holy ground’

An aide to Mitt Romney told reporters to “kiss my ass” in Warsaw on Tuesday, as the Republican candidate’s overseas trip draws to an end.

photo/Mark Taylor

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 Telegraph in London describedthe incident as the latest in a “trail of diplomatic blunders has damaged Mr Romney’s stature on a tour that was designed to showcase his foreign policy credentials” and the NY Daily News stated it was just the latest controversy “the candidate had stepped into.”

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