RENO, Nev. – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted his opponent, Mitt Romney, after Romney said earlier Wednesday that he was “not concerned about the very poor.”
Gingrich, at an event in Nevada, said Romney’s comments displayed a “perfect distinction” between the two candidates’ approaches.
“I am fed up with politicians in either party dividing Americans
against each other,” Gingrich said. “I am running to be the president of
all the American people and I am concerned about all the American
Romney earlier told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien,” “I’m in this race, because I care about Americans, I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.
“I’m not concerned about the very rich,” Romney added. “They’re doing
just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90,
95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling, and I’ll continue
to take that message across the nation.”
Gingrich said that the founding fathers intended to create opportunities for the poorest in the country.
“Let me shock Gov. Romney,” Gingrich said. “The founding fathers meant the very poor, who they called, ‘Americans.’” (Continues)