Ann Romney said this week that her husband was “absolutely not” expressing any disdain for people dependent on government entitlement programs in a recently released video.
“I know the guy, I know him really well, I know he cares, and that’s why we’re running,” Mitt Romney’s wife told a local Fox affiliate in Denver, Colo. The interview was published Tuesday evening.
In a video taken covertly at a private fundraiser in May, Romney told supporters that his “job is not to worry” about the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, are “dependent on the government” and “believe they are victims.” He said those people would never vote for him as president.
Mother Jones released the video this week, triggering an aggressive reaction from President Obama and the Democrats. Obama’s campaign called Romney’s comments disdainful of half of America and said a president must be a leader “for all” of America.
Romney’s campaign said that his remarks at the fundraiser were “off the cuff” and “inarticulate” but has since doubled down on the larger point that “Obama’s vision for America is a government-centered society.”
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