Romney: ‘I’m Not Concerned About the Very Poor’

Speaking on CNN after his Florida victory, Mitt Romney said he was ‘not concerned about the very poor’ and then went on to say Democrats care about the ‘plight of the poor.’ Watch the video here.

02.01.12 4:15 PM ET

Mitt just can’t stop sounding like a heartless rich guy. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney said on CNN Wednesday morning. “If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich—they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.” Host Soledad O’Brien pointed out the obvious—that if it’s bad for the middle class, it’s probably even worse for the very poor. But Romney’s clarification didn’t help him much. “We will hear from the Democrat party the plight of the poor,” he added. “My focus is on middle-income Americans.”