Washington, June 23: US President Barack Obama today attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for outsourcing the jobs by his companies and said Americans don't need pioneers of outsourcing in Oval Office.
Obama said this while referring to a report in 'The Washington Post' that the companies owned by Romney's firms were pioneers in the outsourcing of US jobs to countries like India and China.
"Today, it was reported in The Washington Post that the companies his firm owned were 'pioneers' in the outsourcing of American jobs to places like China and India," he said at an election campaign event at Tampa in Florida.
"Let me tell you, Tampa, we don't need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office. We need a President who will fight for American jobs and fight for American manufacturing. That's what my plan will do. That's why I am running for a second term as President of the US," Obama said amidst rounds of applause from the cheering audience.
Led by Obama, his campaign attacked Romney accusing him of outsourcing jobs overseas.
"The Washington Post reported this morning that 'Mitt Romney's financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialised in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India," wrote Stephanie Cutter, on behalf of Obama Campaign.
"This is the same guy that goes around the campaign trail talking a huge game about being able to protect American jobs by standing up to foreign countries like China. But now we know that Romney and his partners made millions while sending American jobs overseas," she said in a video message emailed to hers supporters.