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Mitt Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor’

Mitt Romney won big in Florida on Tuesday night, but by Wednesday he was back to putting his foot in his mouth.

“I’m not concerned about the very poor,” he told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien in an interview the morning after beating rival Newt Gingrich.

“I’m in this race because I care about Americans,” Romney said. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it.”

The GOP frontrunner did make a point to note that he also does not care about the wealthy — and that his target audience are the people in the middle of those two extremes.

“I’m not concerned about the very rich — they’re doing just fine,” he said. “I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95% of Americans who right now are struggling. I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.”

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