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03/14/2013 12:26 pm ET Updated May 14, 2013

Scott Prouty, Mitt Romney 47 Percent Filmmaker, Tells All (VIDEO)

Scott Prouty, the Florida bartender who filmed Mitt Romney's infamous "47%" remarks at a Boca Raton fundraiser, joined HuffPost Live Thursday to open up on why and how he filmed the video that may have swayed the 2012 election.

Prouty told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin and HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim that he was turned off by Romney from the moment he entered the fundraiser and demanded food, and added that he was disturbed by the way Romney accepted a Diet Coke from him at a previous gathering at the same Boca Raton home. He said he started filming immediately when Romney began speaking.

"[The 47% comment] was so diametrically opposed to what he was saying in public that I just said, I can't let him get away with this," Prouty said, adding that he believes $50,000/plate fundraisers are "a shame."

Prouty also discussed whether he would speak to Romney if they were to meet again (he wouldn't), why Romney's comments about a Chinese factory make him think the former candidate is "delusional" and why he believes Romney "will never, ever know what regular people go through on a regular basis."

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.

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