White House: President Represents All Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. - White House spokesman Jay Carney says the president of the United States is the president of all the people, not just those who voted for him.
Carney was responding to Republican Mitt Romney's comments at a private fundraiser that the 47 percent of people who will vote for Obama "believe that they are victims." Carney said Obama "deeply believes that we're in this together."
Carney says he didn't know if the president has seen the video of Romney's remarks.
Romney says he is planning no apology, after the video surfaced in which he said nearly half of Americans believe that they are entitled to extensive support from the government.
Romney is expected to respond to questions about the statement by reinforcing what he said last night -- that President Barack Obama favors a "government-centered society" in which people are dependent on public support.