President Obama, Appearing on 'Letterman,' Addresses Romney's 47% Comment LA Times
While it's not unusual for President Obama to appear on late-night television, his appearance Tuesday night on " Late Show with David Letterman" turned out to be particularly well timed, reports the Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker.
That's because he appeared just a day after a videotape emerged that showed his GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, implying that 47% of Americans accept government handouts and pay no taxes, the story says.
Obama didn't seek to explain Romney's comments, according to the article. The clip of Obama’s response to the Romney video appears below.
Obama said during the appearance: “One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country, and when I meet Republicans as I’m traveling around the country, they are hard-working, family people who care deeply about this country, and my expectation is that if you want to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some."
Obama also criticized Romney's comment that Obama’s supporters see themselves as victims.
"I promise you, there are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims, there are not a lot of people who think that they’re entitled to something,” the president said.