Martin Sheen Zings Mitt Romney

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Actor Martin Sheen went after Mitt Romney in an interview with The Huffington Post.

Sheen blasted Romney when talking about the debates and the GOP candidate’s critique of President Obama and the Benghazi attacks.

“Mr. Romney really showed his ass there, and how stupid he is and arrogant,” Sheen said. “There’s an old phrase, arrogance is ignorance matured, and that’s what we saw.”

The actor said Romney doesn’t understand the challenges average Americans go through.

“He is, in essence, a very arrogant, very successful businessman [who] believes in unreined free enterprise,” Sheen said. “He doesn’t have a clue what 99 per cent of the people are going through. He’s never lived on that level. He’s never had to compete for a job or face eviction or struggle to get a college loan. He’s a guy that the old phrase applies to: ‘he was born on third base and thought he hit a triple,’” Sheen said.

Sheen continued and said if Romney won, the poor would suffer.

“He would be a reflection of the one per cent,” Sheen said. “They say this kind of rhetoric that I’m doing right now is advocating class warfare, but that’s nonsense. There is no class warfare; the war ended a long time ago and the poor lost very badly. While the upper one per cent of our population has continued to rise, the 99 per cent has continued to drop. The unions are at risk, and it’s no secret it’s not getting any better for the 99. If Romney is elected, that’s going to be the level that we start at.”

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