President Obama discusses Romney gaffe on TV show

President Barack Obama's appearance on appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama has used his appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to respond to his opponent Mitt Romney's unguarded comments about his support base.

In a secretly-filmed video that was leaked to the press, Mr Romney suggests that 47% of Americans who do not pay income tax are the same group who will vote for Mr Obama, and that they see themselves as victims.

President Obama said: "One of the things I learned as president is yourepresent the entire


He added: "One thing ... none of us can do in public office is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re vicitms or they’re unpatriotic."


Obama attacks Romney gaffe

President Obama has used an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman to rebuke his Republican opponent Mitt Romney over his secretly-recorded comments describing 47% of Americans as "victims".