In an interview with MSNBC's Ed Schultz, whistle blower Scott Prouty said he brought his camera to the event because of a prior fundraiser photo op with Bill Clinton, who went into the kitchen afterwards and stood for pictures with staff. Cameras were not excluded from either occasion.
He told Mr. Schultz that when he brought a camera to the event, he had not yet decided that he would film all of Mr. Romney’s remarks, or release them publicly.
It was Mr. Romney’s comments about a factory in China, where he expressed amazement at the willingness of Chinese workers to undertake jobs under harsh conditions, that convinced Mr. Prouty to release the video.
“He just wandered through this horrendous place and thought to himself, ‘this is pretty good,’” Mr. Prouty said. “If you typed in Mitt Romney into Google, my goal was to have that clip, that China clip, pop up,” he said.Below, the full interview with Ed Schultz.
Mr. Prouty states, "You shouldn't have to be able to afford 50,000 dollars to hear what the candidate actually thinks." And, "I don't think he has any clue what a regular American goes through on a daily basis."