Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Romney aide tells reporters to "kiss my ass"

Here's the gist of the confrontation between Mitt Romney's aide, Rick Gorka, and the traveling press in Poland.

a. After paying respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Romney walked -- according to CNN -- "approximately 100 yards away".

b. The press started shouting questions at Romney

CNN: "Governor Romney are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?"

NYT: "Governor Romney do you have a statement for the Palestinians?"

Washington Post: "What about your gaffes?"

NYT: "Governor Romney do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?"

c. Romney's aide turned to the reporters and said "Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect."

He then told a Politico reporter to "shove it", but later called to apologize.

Here's video, via CNN.