Romney videos dent campaign

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stood by a secretly filmed video in which he describes Obama voters as 'victims' and 'dependent' on government. He said the President's campaign was 'attractive to people who are not paying taxes.'

View all 6 updates ›

Video claims to show Mitt Romney describing Obama supporters as tax dodgers

The Republican candidate for the US presidency Mitt Romney has been secretly filmed describing Obama supporters as scroungers who pay no income tax.

According to the US news website Mother Jones, the video shows Mr Romney speaking at a private fundraising event after he had secured the Republican nomination.

ITV News cannot independently verify the veracity of the footage, which has been obscured to protect the identity of the anonymous donor.

Mr Romney is going head-to-head with the incumbent President Barack Obama in November's general election.

More on this story