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Romney aide tells press to 'shove it'

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Mitt Romney’s campaign dealt with another minor headache Tuesday as he wraps up his overseas sojourn, with an aide telling the press to “shove it” in Poland, Politico reported.

Reporters shouted questions on whether Romney’s perceived gaffes — hinting that London may not be prepared to host the Olympics and that Israel’s culture has played a part in its economic success — have overshadowed his trip, and whether he had anything to say to Palestinians about the remark on Israel.

Mr. Romney was heading away from Pilsudski Square after visiting the Polish Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and aide Rick Gorka took exception.

“Kiss my [expletive], this is a holy site for the Polish people,” Mr. Gorka said. “Show some respect.”

Mr. Gorka then told a reporter to “shove it.”

He later called reporters to apologize, said he lost his cool and called it “inappropriate.”

Mr. Romney has not held a media availability for the traveling press corps since taking three questions outside 10 Downing Street in London last Thursday, Politico noted.

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