Piers Morgan interviewed Ron Paul on Friday, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on everything from Paul’s views on abortion to Mitt Romney‘s comments on not being concerned with the “very poor.”
Romney’s gaffe, Morgan said, “sounded awful” and “seemed callous, at best.” But Paul took the occasion to defend the man who said, in December, that he was working as hard as anyone to make sure the Texas Congressman didn’t get the GOP nomination.
“I don’t have probably any agreements with Mitt on policies — foreign policy, monetary policy, spending policy policy, bailout policy,” Paul said. “[But] I think I ended up probably defending him more than he defended himself.”
Paul explained that the reason he defended Romney against the backlash was that if the former Massachusetts governor was sitting in front of Morgan, and “released everything in his heart,” he wouldn’t express any belief that he doesn’t care about poor people. Morgan, though, still found the comments extraordinary in their nature.
“He’s a victim of his own economic theories,” Paul said. “Rather than him being cold and heartless.”
Watch the Web only clip from the show below, courtesy of CNN:
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