Ottumwa, Iowa (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday offered the most high profile response yet from the Obama campaign - albeit a short one - in reaction to the controversial secretly recorded tape of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser event in May.
"I let his words speak for themselves," Biden said when asked his reaction to Romney's telling donors that 47% of Americans back President Barack Obama because they are "dependent on government" and believe "that they are victims."
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Biden's reaction came after a rally in Ottumwa, Iowa. During his stump speech, the vice president steered clear of any mention of the controversy itself. Instead, Biden reiterated familiar political attacks against his Republican opponents on issues such as Medicare, job creation and tax policy.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary was asked if the president has watched the video.
"I haven't asked him," Carney said.
"I can boldly say that I am confident he is aware of it."
Carney also added: "When you are President of the United States you are president of all the people - not just the people who voted for you. You have heard the president saying so many times, because he deeply believes it, that we are in this together, all of us."