Source: CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta
Warsaw, Poland (CNN)-
The traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney lost his bearings and cursed at reporters who attempted to inquire questions about the Republican presidential candidate in a public plaza near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw Tuesday.
After, Romney paid respects to Poland’s war soldiers that were slain and shook hands with a small gathering of the nation’s military veterans. The GOP contender walked approximately 100 yards away from the memorial as he chatted with Warsaw’s mayor.
As Romney made his way to his car, reporters attempted to shout questions to the candidate. The former Massachusetts governor, who has answered just three questions from his traveling press corps during a week- long overseas trip, declined the inquiries.
When members of the press tried to ask Romney about some of his problems on his trip, his traveling press secretary, Rick Gorka verbally assessed reporters.
Here, are some examples of the inquiries and Gorka’s responses…..
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?”
CNN: “Governor Romney just a few questions sir, you haven’t taken but three questions on this trip from the press!
Gorka: “Show some respect”
NYT: “We haven’t had another chance to ask a question…”
Gorka: “Kiss my a–. This is a Holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.”
Moments later, Gorka told Jonathan Martin, a reporter for Politico, to “shove it.” About a half-hour later, the aide called reporters to apologize.
Gorka’s comments to the media came just hours before Romney’s foreign policy speech in Warsaw.
Aides to the GOP candidate say Romney visited Poland to highlight the nation’s growing economy and honor its contributions to the war in Afghanistan.