MIAMI -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on late Friday became the latest potential GOP presidential candidate to weigh in, indirectly, on comments made this week by former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani about President Obama.
A statement distributed by aides said that "Governor Bush doesn't question President Obama's motives. He does question President Obama's disastrous policies."
The statement is in response to comments Giuliani made this week at a New York fundraising event for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker that was attended by several conservative economists and Wall Street executives.
During the dinner, Giuliani reportedly said that President Obama "doesn't love America."
In the days since, only a handful of potential GOP presidential candidates have weighed in. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal proactively declined to criticize the mayor while Walker didn't entirely distance himself from the comments, either.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told a reporter that he also didn't believe that Obama doesn't love America, but also criticized reporters for seizing too often on comments made by various political figures, suggesting that Democrats are rarely asked if they agree with comments or the behavior of Vice President Biden.