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Here is President Obama's statement at the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings. The United States is hosting this year’s gathering in Hawaii:
had this to say:
"First, sometimes I just don't think that President Obama understands America," Romney said. "Now, I say that because this week, or was it last week, he said that Americans are lazy. I don't think that describes Americans."
Obama's campaign spokesman said Romney's got it wrong and that the president was trying to encourage business leaders to create jobs.
Romney also rapped the president for saying the U.S. had lost its inventiveness and ambition, citing a speech where Obama talked about lost ingenuity.
Romney said Obama thinks the country isn't working hard enough.
"I don't think he gets what's happening in this country," Romney said.
"I'm convinced that America is not lazy - is not soft; has not lost its ambition or its inventiveness," Romney said. But "they're being held down today by a government that is too big, that thinks it knows more than it does and that needs to be replaced by a people who fundamentally believe in American principles and the American future."
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