If you’re running for president, or if your husband is running for president, it’s probably not a good idea to refer to the citizens of the United States as “you people.” Ann Romney defended her husband Mitt Romney’s decision to only release a few tax documents, saying “we’ve given all you people need to know” about her family’s financial records.
According to the Huffington Post, Ann argued that Mitt has been a very generous person throughout his life and has nothing to hide. Ann also said that Mitt didn’t take a salary while he was the governor of Massachusetts, which again, shows that he’s the type of person with nothing to hide.
“You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he’s been financially… He’s a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year. Do you think that is the kind of person that is trying to hide things, or do things? No. He is so good about it. Then, when he was governor of Massachusetts, didn’t take a salary in the four years.”
Ann came to the conclusion that her husband has released all the information that “you people” need to know about his financial background.
“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how we live our life.”
Well, you people were pretty upset about the comment.
#youpeople, as well as Ann Romney, quickly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Twitter users were upset about two things: One, being called #youpeople. And two, that Mitt Romney’s charitable giving somehow make him exempt from criticism.
Ann Romney says “you people” on national television. Entire Romney campaign staff treated for head-desk injuries. politi.co/NzNi5D
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) July 19, 2012
Ann #Romney: “We’ve given all you people need to know”… i love being referred to as “you people”
— Paula Froelich (@Pfro) July 19, 2012
Hey Ann Romney, you know who else gave a lot of money to charity? Bernie Madoff. Despite that, it turns out he had plenty to hide.
— Melhi (@Melhi) July 19, 2012
And this isn’t the first time that Twitter has jumped on top of a Romney gaffe. Last week, Twitter mocked Mitt Romney after his adviser Ed Gillespie said that the GOP candidate wasn’t responsible for anything that happened at Bain Capitol after 1999 because Romney “retroactively” retired in 2002.
What do you think about Ann Romney’s “you people” comment?