New American Crossroads Video Features Business Owners’ Reactions to Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That” Comment

New web video gets reactions from small business owners in response to Obama’s anti-business speech.

WASHINGTON – American Crossroads today launched a new web video featuring the reactions of small business owners to President Obama’s speech where he told business owners “you didn’t build that” – and that other people were responsible for the success of their enterprises.

The video, entitled “Build,” shows small business owners watching the Obama speech on an iPad, then captures their reactions and responses to the president’s comments.

Some reactions from small business owners in the video include:

  • “Unbelievable.”
  • “What an insult.”
  • “I am outraged.”
  • “I can’t believe he just said that.”
  • “I can’t believe the president of the United States could say that I have not made this.”
  • “We risk everything every day…”
  • “It came from my personal savings…”

The video can be viewed here: 

“President Obama should immediately apologize for the remarks he made that denigrate the incredible risk entrepreneurs take when starting and building an enterprise,” said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. “Obama’s remarks capture what many people have long suspected about the president – that he is out of touch with the small business owners and doesn’t value the risks they take to build their businesses and create jobs. This is clearly reflected in Obama’s high tax and regulatory policies.”

American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. 

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.