Jeb On Giuliani’s Comments: I Don’t ‘Question President Obama’s Motives’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Economic Club of Detroit meeting in Detroit Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The Detroit event is the first in a series of stops that Bush's team is calling his "Right to Rise" tour. ... Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Economic Club of Detroit meeting in Detroit Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The Detroit event is the first in a series of stops that Bush's team is calling his "Right to Rise" tour. That's also the name of the political action committee he formed in December 2014 to allow him to explore a presidential run. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) MORE LESS
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A spokeswoman for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) sidestepped the dustup surrounding former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s accusation that President Obama doesn’t “love America,” telling TPM on Friday that Bush doesn’t question the President’s “motives.”

TPM reached out to representatives for 10 of the people thought to be considering a shot at the 2016 Republican presidential nomination after Giuliani’s comments emerged as the latest flash point between GOP contenders.

“Governor Bush doesn’t question President Obama’s motives. He does question President Obama’s disastrous policies,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell wrote to TPM in an email on Friday.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) office declined to comment on the subject to TPM earlier Friday. Spokespeople for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Dr. Ben Carson offered no comment.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Thursday went as far as to say it’s “immaterial” whether Obama loves America at this point.

“The gist of what Mayor Giuliani said – that the President has shown himself to be completely unable to speak the truth about the nature of the threats from these ISIS terrorists- is true,” Jindal said. “If you are looking for someone to condemn the Mayor, look elsewhere.”

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  1. Just another W (weasel).

  2. Avatar for whiteb whiteb says:

    I’m glad. He has been too busy cleaning up your brother’s messes to have “disastrous policies.”

  3. But I question YOUR motives, Senor Arbusto.

    How could you possibly believe that it would be prudent for you to run for President a mere 8 years after your brother (from whose team of advisors you are freely utilizing) has been deemed (even by Republicans) as one of the worst Chief Executives in modern American political history?

  4. This is why I believe that Jeb has been way over rated. He could of said something like “of course president Obama is a patriot and a good American and Giuliani’s stupid remarks have no place in our politics.” But no, the asshole had to use the most weaselest weasel words even trumping (no pun intended) his epic “mistakes were made” in Iraq. I hope in 2016, HRC kicks the living shit out of this motherfucker…

  5. Two full days to come up with a response, and all his team can come up with is this non-responsive attempt to please everyone that only infuriates everyone which he drops on a late Friday afternoon like a frozen cat turd buried in the snow? I don’t know if I’m more impressed by the political ineptitude, the lack of moral courage, or the complete unwillingness to take a risk.

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