From an appearance by Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer on CNN’s Starting Point, hosted by Soledad O’Brien:
O’BRIEN: Amy, let me ask you a question, because someone sent to me this tweet – I swear to God I can’t see anything anymore – that you sent out at the end of August at 10:55 p.m. “Huge difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is that Mitt loves America. We need a president that loves this country.” I think that’s from – I missed this one, but someone forwarded it to me. Do you think that President Obama doesn’t love this country? What does that mean?
KREMER: I think that he is more about a global – being a global – oh, what’s the word? Being more one-world, global, with you know other countries and it’s not about the shining city on the hill, the greatness that has always been America, that our founding fathers were about. I do believe that. I mean, I absolutely believe it. I’m not going to run from that. Look, I mean, President Obama, and I know I’m going to take a lot of heat from this, but he’s never run anything. Mitt Romney – you asked me what is the case for Mitt Romney – Mitt Romney time and time again has taken companies that are failing and turned them around to make them successful. I mean, he turned the Salt Lake City Olympics around. He ran the state of Massachusetts.
KREMER: Because what I’m saying is we are failing. We are about to go off this fiscal cliff. And we need somebody that can turn it around. President Obama has not turned it around. I’m sorry he hasn’t –
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER: But the governor has also – but the governor has also taken over companies and put people out of work. At the expense of losing jobs and making money for himself and for his investors. If you’re going to tell one side of the story, tell the other side.
KREMER: I mean and you know and President Obama’s energy policy – and in President Obama’s energy policy if it’s implemented, it’s going to cost – I mean, let me see. I have the numbers right here because I’m not very good with numbers. But it’s going to cost us 7.3 million jobs by 2020, and $1 trillion in compliance costs between 2020 and 2030, so, I mean, how many jobs–
O’BRIEN: I just never understand what any of that has to do with loving the nation. I mean, I honestly, I always feel like that’s a code word for something else. I never–
KREMER: I just I mean, I don’t feel like he is –
NUTTER: What is the basis for questioning the president’s love for this country? How can you say that?
KREMER: I just, I don’t believe that he loves America the way that we do.
NUTTER: Based on what? We who?
KREMER: He is more about one world, I mean more about–
NUTTER: What does that mean?
KREMER: I just explained it to you.
NUTTER: Well, clearly, I’m not understanding.
KREMER: Well, I mean, don’t know how else to explain it.