COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush doesn't know whether the next president should put Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, but said he believes that it's another example of President Obama's "tendency to unilaterally negotiate."
"We're not a step closer to freedom in Cuba because of the steps the president is taking," he told reporters after a speech before the annual meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Bush, the former Florida governor who is widely presumed to be preparing to run for president, took the stage here just moments after the White House announced that Obama would be removing from the terror sponsor list. The widely-expected move came after Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro last week while attending a summit in Panama.
Asked whether the next president should put Cuba back on the terror list, Bush said: "I don’t know, I’d have to see, I don’t even know what the status will be at that time."