In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Carl Cameron, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responded to criticism from President Barack Obama on the stump who called his plan to extend tax cuts for high income Americans “Romney Hood.” Romney said that, if he had to coin a term, he would call the charge “Obamaloney.”
On Monday, President Obama charged that Romney “asked the middle class to pay more in taxes so that he could give another $250,000 tax cut to people making more than $3 million per year.”
Obama went on to characterize that as “Robin Hood in reverse” or, more aptly, “Romney Hood.”
When Cameron asked Romney to respond to that criticism from the President, Romney invented his own one-liner: “Obamaloney.” Romney went on to say that he thinks that this and other attacks leveled at him by Democrats are “just not right.”
“He’s serving up a dish which is simply in contradiction of the truth,” Romney continued. “And it relates to everything from how I’m going to help the middle class to tax policy. He’s just simply saying things that are not accurate.”
Cameron said that the partisan rhetoric is ramping up ahead of the fall and voters are likely to see this level of intensity continue throughout the rest of the campaign.
Watch the segment below via Fox News Channel:
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