April 18th, 2012
05:22 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama: 'I wasn't born with a silver spoon'

Elyria, Ohio (CNN) – An aide to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign downplayed any potential reference to rival Mitt Romney Wednesday after the president told a crowd in Ohio he "wasn't born with a silver spoon" in his mouth.

The aide said Obama has used that line in the past, though its use Wednesday seemed to take on new meaning now that the general election in underway. The remark could be construed as veiled criticism of the likely GOP nominee's wealth and background.

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