GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is hitting back at President Barack Obama.
During a campaign stop in Grand Junction at Central High School on Tuesday, Romney called Obama the “outsourcer-in-chief,” in response to accusations that as private equity executive Romney helped send jobs to China and elsewhere.
“If there’s an outsourcer-in-chief, it’s the president of the United States, not the guy who’s running to replace him,” Romney said. His team sought to make clear Romney had weighed in, even loading up press seats on the campaign plane with a newspaper story critical of Obama’s outsourcing record.
He also said he has “nothing hidden” in his taxes, rebuffing accusations by Obama’s campaign that he is being secretive with his wealth in offshore accounts and businesses. In an interview with Radio Iowa that aired Tuesday, the Republican presumptive nominee said his finances were legitimate and managed by a blind trust.
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Romney branded Obama an “extreme liberal” who is trying to raise taxes on businesses.
The former Massachusetts governor held a town-hall-style meeting at the high school It’s the same school where president Barack Obama held a town hall almost exactly three years ago, when he was selling his health care overhaul.
Romney was also in Aspen on Monday for a private fundraiser.
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