Presidential town hall debate excerpts – Obama & Romney’s exchange on their pensions & investments in Chinese companies

Edited by Jenny Jiang

Excerpts from the presidential town hall debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Oct. 16, 2012

Transcript of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s exchange on their pensions and investments in Chinese companies

Gov. Mitt Romney: Just going to make a point. Any investments I have over the last eight years have been managed by a blind trust. And I understand they do include investments outside the United States, including in — in Chinese companies.

Mr. President, have you looked at your pension? Have you looked at your pension?

President Barack Obama: I’ve got to say…

Gov. Mitt Romney: Mr. President, have you looked at your pension?

President Barack Obama: You know, I — I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long.

Gov. Mitt Romney: Well, let me give you some advice.

President Barack Obama: I don’t check it that often.

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