After conservative media outlets released “bombshell” video of Barack Obama speaking in 2007 on Tuesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reported on a previously under-covered video of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) from last year.
“And what is notable about these and will effect the debate tomorrow is that Mr. Ryan makes the same case that Mitt Romney was making when he made those devastating 47 percent remarks,” she explained. “In Mr. Ryan’s case, he doesn’t use the phrase ’47 percent.’ He picks a slightly different figure. For him, the figure is 30 percent.”
In the video, which was published by The Huffington Post, Ryan warns that American could become a society where the majority are “takers not makers.” He claims that 30 percent of Americans don’t believe in the American dream and instead wanted to live on welfare.
“This idea that a large proportion of the country are just dependent, mooching victims to whom the American dream is inapplicable, who are beyond the reach of the kind of politics the Republican ticket is offering, it turns out it is both guys on the ticket who believe that,” Maddow remarked.
Romney previously faced criticism after video emerged where he claimed 47 percent of Americans were government-dependent victims who paid no income taxes.
Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:
WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’
According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.
The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.
Store manager ruins special moment by accusing black dad of stealing basketball he bought for baby son
A memorable moment in a black California family's life was spoiled when a store manager accused them of stealing a basketball they'd already purchased for their baby son.
Joel Stallworth and TaMiya Dickerson took their 18-month-old son Sammy to buy his first basketball July 5 at the Nike store at Santa Monica Place, and they left after waving goodbye to employees, reported the Santa Monica Daily Press.
A white store manager followed them outside and told Stallworth, who was on the basketball and track teams at California State University, Stanislaus, to hand over the ball.
Trump defends fans who chanted ‘send her back’ and tells Ilhan Omar she’s ‘lucky to be where she is’
President Donald Trump on Friday defended supporters who chanted "send her back" at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and then went on to personally attack Omar as a "disgrace."
Even though Trump dishonestly tried to distance himself from the racist "send her back" chant on Thursday, he delivered a full-throated defense of the people who participated in it while talking with reporters in the Oval Office just one day later.
"Those people in North Carolina, that stadium was packed, it was a record crowd," Trump said. "Those are incredible people, those are incredible patriots."
He then pivoted toward attacking Omar again.