Mitt Romney says it “would be helpful to be Latino” to gain the White House.
“Actually,” actress Rosie Perez says, it would probably be helpful if Romney had a history lesson.
Perez mocks the Republican nominee in a YouTube video posted Sunday — part of a series of humorous ads targeting Romney, entitled, “Actually ... the truth matters.”
The super PAC-powered campaign, which is backed by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and the American Bridge 21st Century, aims to spread “the truth, because the truth matters — even in politics,” according to the actually.org website.
The video begins with an excerpt from Romney’s infamous remarks to wealthy donors made earlier this year when he called “47 percent” of Americans government freeloaders.
The excerpt includes Romney saying it “would be helpful to be Latino” in his effort to win the election.
Then Perez appears, laughing.
“Think of all of our Hispanic-American presidents. From Jorge Washington to Jorge Bush. And who can forget Presidente Jimmy Smits,” Perez cracks in the video, evoking the fictional President Santos from the show “The West Wing.”For more on this store, click here.