Mitt Romney’s visit abroad this week caused controversy for more than one reason.
Following a visit to Israel, Romney has had to downplay comments that were perceived as criticizing Palestinian culture at a fundraiser in Jerusalem on Monday.
Palestinian officials accused the Republican presidential candidate of racism for suggesting that culture helps explain the economic disparity between Israelis and Palestinians.
News was also made after a Romney spokesman reprimanded reporters traveling with the candidate on the foreign trip, telling them to “kiss my a**” after they tried to shout a question at the GOP contender.
The question was shouted out to Romney as he left the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland. Traveling press secretary Rick Gorka told the group of reporters to "kiss my a**" and "shove it."
Of the questions asked were: “Governor Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip,” and “Governor Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?"
Gorka later apologized for the comments he made to the reporters.