Ann Romney, wife of multimillionaire former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney, said on Fox News Monday that she doesn't even consider herself wealthy, spurring outrage on Twitter.
The Romneys made $45 million total in the last two tax years, virtually all of it coming from investment income since Romney's full-time job is running to become the Republican nominee for president, according to tax returns listed on Romney's campaign website.
I don't even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing, Ann Romney told Fox News Monday afternoon. It can be here today and gone tomorrow.
The remark was just the latest to spark criticism that the Romneys are out of touch.
During one presidential debate, Mitt Romney offered a $10,000 bet to then-candidate Rick Perry over Perry's claims that he backtracked from claims that Massachusetts' health care law should be a model for the country.
At a campaign stop, Romney tried to relate to an unemployed man by remarking that he too was out of work.
Before his public life, Mitt Romney helped found the Boston-based asset management firm Bain Capital, which has been the primary source of his wealth.
Ann Romney's comments caused her to become a trending topic on Twitter, with most users expressing shock at her remarks.
Ann Romney doesn't consider herself to be wealthy. I consider Ann Romney to be crazy, tweeted @justdom80.
Has anyone figured out how wealthy you have to be for Ann Romney to consider you rich? Presumably a billion dollars. That's cool, right? said Matt O'Brien.
No seriously goddamn Ann Romney you really just said the worst thing possible, expressed @SpyderHyphenMan.
Hear Ann Romney say 'I Don't Even Consider Myself Wealthy.' Do you think she's out of touch?