Ann Romney defended her husband’s closed-door comment that 47 percent of Americans are incurably dependent on government and see themselves as “victims” in an interview with Colorado station FOX31.
“It’s unfortunate when something gets misinterpreted like this or it gets taken out of context because if you really do listen to everything that he does say, he’s talking about what we’re facing in America right now,” Romney said in the interview.
Romney added that “if you listen to the whole context of what Mitt talks about, he is talking about what’s happening right now in America and how more and more people are falling into poverty, more, in particular, women are falling into poverty.”
According to Buzzfeed, the Romney campaign uploaded video of the interview to YouTube with the title “Ann Romney to FOX31: Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor” before quickly removing it.
This post has been updated.