Tuesday, July 31 2012, 12:47 PM MDT
Romney Ends Overseas Trip With Poland Visit
(KUTV) Mitt Romney is on his way back to the U.S. after a 3-country trip overseas.
The presumptive Republican nominee ended his visit in Poland - but critics are still focusing on controversial comments he made in Israel.
The Republican White House hopeful received a warm welcome in Poland, a country that has sometimes been at odds with the Obama administration.
"In a turbulent world, Poland stands as an example and a defender of freedom," Romney said.
But, Romney's foreign trip has been filled with controversy.
At his first stop in London, he questioned whether the city was ready for the Olympics. In Israel, he told Jewish donors their culture makes them better off economically than Palestinians.
Reporters shouted questions about those comments after Romney visited Poland's tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That drew anger from Romney campaign spokesman Rick Gorka.
Romney's trip was designed to show his readiness to be a world leader - but the Obama administration is criticizing some of his remarks overseas.
"One of the challenges of being an actor on the international stage, particularly when you're traveling to such a sensitive part of the world, is that your comments are very closely scrutinized,” said the Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
Romney's campaign is gearing up for his return to the United States - and hinting that a Vice Presidential selection may be coming soon.
The campaign unveiled a new smart phone app that will tell supporters Romney's V.P. pick.
Later this week, Romney will make a campaign stop in Colorado.
(Copyright 2012 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.)