After President Barack Obama said Mitt Romney was “the last person who’s going to get tough on China” during Tuesday night’s presidential debate because he has “invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing to China,” the former Massachusetts governor told Obama to check his own portfolio.
“Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?” Romney asked. “Have you looked at your pension?”
“I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours,” Obama retorted. “So it doesn’t take as long. I don’t check it that often.”
“Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Cayman trust.”
At that point, debate moderator Candy Crowley and Obama both aggressively interrupted Romney.
“We’re way off topic,” Crowley said.
“I thought we were talking about immigration,” Obama said.
“If I could have you sit down, Gov. Romney. Thank you,” Crowley said tersely.