Obama to Romney: My pension is ‘not as big as yours’ (VIDEO)

October 16, 2012

Tuesday night’s debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney took a personal turn when Obama hit Romney over the size of his pension and the Republican counter-punched by charging that Obama’s pension involves overseas investments. 

“Any investments I have over the last eight years have been managed by a blind trust. And I understand they do include investments outside the United States, including in -- in Chinese companies,” Romney said.

Romney then asked: “Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?”

Obama responded: “I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long.”

Romney then charged that Obama holds investments in companies based in foreign countries

“Look at your pension,” Romney said. “You also have investments in Chinese companies. You also have investments outside the United States. You also have investments through a Cayman’s trust.”

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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