Romney pushes back against coverage of gaffes overseas
Media handling of his trip a distraction?
- Duration 4:19
- Date Jul 31, 2012
Media handling of his trip a distraction?
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Almost 6000 miles from here.
With Mitt Romney in Europe to.
And the -- agrees the reviews the trip have been in the mainstream media mostly back today governor Romney and his people had plenty to say about that.
Not all of it suitable for television we're just told that the governor just landed back in Boston but from Warsaw Poland.
Here is chief political correspondent Carl camp.
Wrapping up a weeklong foreign trip many in the press have dubbed gaffe prone.
Mitt Romney accused the media of -- -- controversy to cover for President Obama.
Whose first four years in office roundly criticized for the first and only time while overseas has this been a gaffe prone trip for you.
You know I'm very pleased with what I've learned in this trip for the opportunities I've had to speak with leaders in the exchanges we've had and I realize that that there will be some.
In the in the fourth estate or whichever state.
Who are far more interested in in finding something to write about that is -- related to the economy.
To the threat of of war.
To the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today.
To a -- -- nation of Iran they'll they'll instead trying to find it can't try and find anything else to divert from the fact that.
These last of four years have been tough years for our country they've been -- years of tumult in the world.
And we need to see a better direction taken.
On the part of our nation -- brushed back Palestinian charges of racism based on what he says were inaccurate media reports that he told Jewish American donors of Jerusalem yesterday.
That their economy is stronger than the Palestinians because of culture.
I'm not speaking about it did not speak about the Palestinian.
-- culture or the decisions made in their economy that's an interesting topic that perhaps could deserve scholarly analysis but I actually didn't address that.
Instead I will point out that the choices say society makes.
Have -- profound impact on the economy and the vitality of that society.
In his speech at Warsaw University Romney touted Poland's economy as an antithesis to the big government approach he accuses the president of imposing on the US.
Rather than heating the false promise of a government dominated economy.
Poland sought to stimulate innovation.
Attract investment expand trade.
And live within its means.
Your success today is a reminder that the principles of free enterprise can't propel -- economy.
And transform a society.
Romney visited the tomb of the unknown soldier.
And later at a memorial to Pope John Paul the second -- despite the somber nature of the moment US reporters shouted questions -- him as he departed.
-- -- -- They were bluntly told with graphic language by -- Romney -- it was not the place because I respectfully.
I have another chance -- other questions or -- this is cool site.
Polish people Romney visited Belvedere palace and polish president brought -- couple rusty.
And in a separate meeting with foreign minister -- -- -- Sikorsky effect Poland for its contributions to both the Iraq War and Afghanistan and we have a appreciate.
For her willingness to.
-- -- New -- friends in times of crisis.
It is university speaks -- itemized a few of the world's bad actor.
Just to the east of here the people of belarus' suffer under the oppressive weight of dictatorship.
Syria has killed thousands.
It's brutal dictator responsible for the lives.
Of thousands of his own people.
-- Latin America.
Hugo Chavez leads a movement characterized by authoritarian -- and repression.
And in Russia.
Once promising advances toward a free and open society.
Stays on Romney's playing tell me they just touched down in Boston's Logan Airport before he left Warsaw earlier today he said.
As soon as he gets back on the campaign trail in the US.
They'll go right back to drawing his stark contrasts what mr.
Which is Romney code for taking the gloves back often going right -- it right.
Carl Cameron live in Warsaw Poland -- safe trip home.