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Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)

06/06/2013 12:49 pm ET | Updated Jun 07, 2013

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told CNN he was "very upset" over his infamous comments that "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" because they are "dependent on government" and "believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."

When asked if he spent "a lot of time kicking yourself" after making the remarks, Romney said he had regrets.

"I was very upset. There were a number of times I said things that didn't come out right," Romney said.

Romney noted that "everything you say is being recorded" in a political campaign today, unlike "25 or 30 years ago."

"Now and then things don't come out exactly the way you want them to come out, they don't sound the way you thought they sounded," Romney said.

"That's just the nature of politics today, and you have to get over it and live with it," Romney said.

Romney has admitted before that the comments were "just completely wrong."

"Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right," Romney told Fox News in October 2012. "In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong."

Watch a video of Romney's latest comments above, and click here for more on the interview from CNN.

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