Washington: Mitt Romney has said his infamous `47 percent` comments during his 2012 presidential campaign bid were taken completely out of context.
`Actually, I didn`t say that,` the former republican nominee said in a recent interview.
During the fundraiser in Florida, Romney had said that `47 percent` of Americans were dependent on government.
In an interview with the Washington Post, he acknowledged that the comment was very damaging to his campaign, but was not the attack on the poor that many perceived it to be.
According to the Huffington Post, Romney said that the focus of his remarks was on swing voters, not on those who were already in President Barack Obama`s camp.
Also in the interview, Romney claimed that Obama had made a similar comment.
He said that the President said he is writing off 47 percent of Americans and so forth. And that wasn`t at all what was intended. That wasn`t what was meant by it. That is the way it was perceived.