Tuesday morning, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed the criticism he’s received for several alleged gaffes during his trips to London and Israel, blaming the media for what he believes is its insistence on diverting attention from real issues.
Before Romney left Poland this morning, Fox News reporter Carl Cameron asked the former governor about his perceived missteps. Romney accused reporters of overlooking the substance of his international trip and instead trying to distract from what he sees as President Barack Obama’s poor handling of the economy.
“I realize that there will be some in the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate, who are far more interested in finding something to write about that is unrelated to the economy, to geopolitics, to the threat of war, to the reality of conflict in Afghanistan today, to a nuclearization of Iran,” Romney said. “They’ll instead try and find anything else to divert from the fact that these last four years have been tough years for our country.”
Romney had recently taken heat for comments many perceived as gaffes — while visiting London, he criticized the city’s handling of the Olympics; and while in Israel, he made a controversial remark blaming Palestine’s lack of economic success on cultural differences with Israel.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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