Last month, during her Republican National Convention speech, Ann Romney claimed that things were so financially tight for her and husband, Mitt Romney, that they “ate a lot of pasta and Tuna fish” and their “dining room table was a fold down ironing board.”
However, while speaking to 'Meet the Press' on Sunday, Ann Romney changed that claim (video below): “Mitt and I do recognize that we have not had a financial struggle in our lives. But I want people to believe in their hearts that we know what it is like to struggle. And our struggles have not been financial, but they have been with health and with difficulties in different things in life.”
RawStory.com reports that during her RNC speech, Ann Romney said: “We walked to class together, shared the housekeeping, ate a lot of pasta and Tuna fish. Our desk was a door propped up on saw horses, our dining room table was a fold down ironing board in the kitchen. But those were the best days.”
A fact check by The Atlantic found that Ann Romney’s convention story did not match up with her previous statements in The Boston Globe in 2004: “Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time."