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CNN Admits Mitt Romney was Right about 47% Comment, but Criticizes Trump Commerce Pick for Agreeing with It

Really, that’s the best defense you could come up with, CNN? Criticizing a true statistic that Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate in 2012, said and it was proven to be true (yet the liberal media continue to say it isn’t)? Then to criticize Wilbur Ross [1], the Trump pick for Secretary of Commerce, for agreeing with it?

While nearly 47% of Americans did not pay any federal income tax around the time of Romney’s statement, according to a 2011 finding by the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center, Romney did not just cite a statistic. Instead, the 2012 Republican nominee said at a private fundraiser that nearly half of Americans would vote for his opponent President Barack Obama because they depend on the government and believe they are “victims.”