White House: Obama's 'silver spoon' remark not about Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney said Thursday it was poor taste when President Barack Obama suggested he was born with a "silver spoon" in his mouth.
Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee in November, said on "Fox & Friends" that he's "not going to apologize for my dad and his success in his life."
Romney's late father, George, was the chairman of American Motors Corp. and governor of Michigan in the 1960s. The younger Romney has a net worth estimated as high as $250 million.
Romney said his father was born poor and worked for his success - even without a college degree.
Obama didn't specifically mention Romney when he told attendees at a community college in Ohio on Wednesday that "I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth."
A White House spokesman said Thursday that Obama wasn't referring to Romney, and that the president has used the saying previously.