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What did Obama say on the 'Late Show with David Letterman'? (+video)

In President Obama's first response to the  Mitt Romney 47 percent video, he told David Letterman:  "If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some."

President Obama, on Late Show with David Letterman, said the President represents the entire county. He was responding to Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's comment that 47% of Americans support Obama and depend on government help.
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 Rebuking Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Americans are not "victims" and that voters want to make sure that their president is "not writing off big chunks of the country."

Obama's remarks came after a secretly taped and newly released video showed the Republican presidential nominee describing "47 percent of the people" as Obama supporters who depend on government and believe they are victims.

"My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some," Obama said in a taping of the "Late Show" with David Letterman.

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It was Obama's first response to the Romney video, which roiled Romney's campaign and put him on the defensive about his views about nearly half the nation. The president appeared on the TV show before a night of fundraising in New York City.

In the video, taken during a May fundraiser and posted online Monday, Romney said it is not his job "to worry about those people." He was referring to what he called Obama's locked-in supporters who believe they are "entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it."


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