Mitt Romney responded to attacks from President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies who have suggested he’s hiding details about his personal finances, calling the accusations nothing more than an attempt to distract voters.
In an interview with Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson, the Republican nominee insisted he has little to do with his personal investments because they are managed by a blind trust.
“I don’t manage them,” Romney said. “I don’t even know where they are.”
Responding to reports that some of his investments have been overseas, Romney insisted his “trustee follows all U.S. laws.” He added: “All the taxes are paid, as appropriate. All of them have been reported to the government. There’s nothing hidden there.”
He accused Obama of trying to distract from his economic record.
“The president is going to try to do anything he can to divert attention from the fact that his jobs record is weak, and he has no plans to make things better,” Romney said.