Mitt Romney on 47 Percent Remarks

In an interview with Fox News on Thursday night, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Fox News correspondent, Sean Hannity, how he would have responded to some topics that weren’t brought up during the first presidential debate on Wednesday. After doubling down on his statements made during leaked video footage of a private fundraiser on the 47 percent of the United States population, who from Mr. Romney’s perspective, pay no taxes and rely on government dependence, here is a transcript of what Mr. Romney stated he would have said when asked of his remarks:

Well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right. In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.