President Obama responded to the leaked Mitt Romney video for the first time on David Letterman last night.
Responding to Romney’s accusations that Obama supporters think of themselves as victims and want government handouts, Obama asserted that he represents all Americans (not just 47%), and that Amercans in general do not see themselves as victims.
“‘There are not a lot of people out there who think they are victims’ or simply entitled, Obama said.
Obama said people understand that the presidential candidates will make mistakes on the campaign trail. He said that includes one he regrets from 2008, when audio from one of his own private fundraisers had him saying that some residents of depressed rural areas get bitter and ‘cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.’
Having said that, Obama added: ‘One thing I’ve learned as president is that you represent the entire country.'”
Check out President Obama’s Letterman appearance below: