Mitt's mom on family's "welfare relief"

A video from 1962 show's Mitt's mother talking about his dad on "welfare relief"

Published September 19, 2012 3:29PM (EDT)

BuzzFeed dug up this clip from a 1962 Romney for Governor infomercial, in which Mitt Romney's mother, Lenore, talks about his father being on "welfare relief" when he was younger.

"We've only owned our home for the last four years," Lenore Romney says. "He was a refugee from Mexico. He was on relief - welfare relief - for the first years of his life. but this great country gave him opportunities."


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