He was also forced to distance himself from comments anonymous advisers made to the Telegraph saying that Romney had a better appreciation of the "Anglo Saxon heritage."
One thing is clear: Romney's foreign trip became a much more complicated endeavor than the photo-op the campaign was hoping for.
The Romney tour is also a massive contrast to a similar trip then-candidate Barack Obama took during his presidential campaign in 2008. While Romney was greeted warmly in Israel, it was nothing like the crowds that greeted Obama in 2008, most notably at his speech to over 200,000 in Berlin.
Romney hopes that things go better on the third leg his trip to Poland. He already got the backing of Nobel Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Walesa.
"I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Gov. Romney, get your success - be successful," Walesa said at their meeting in Gdansk.