Here is how the different Republican 2016 candidates responded to Giuliani’s assertion that Barack Obama doesn’t love his country, according to NBC News.
Bush: “Governor Bush doesn’t question President Obama’s motives. He does question President Obama’s disastrous policies.” – per Bush’s spokeswoman
Graham: “I have no doubt that he loves his country. I have no doubt that he’s a patriot. But his primary job as president of the United States is to defend this country and he’s failing miserably.” – to ABC
Jindal: “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 terrorists – is true,” Jindal said in a statement. “If you are looking for someone to condemn the mayor, look elsewhere.”
Paul: “I think it’s a mistake to question people’s motives. It’s one thing to disagree on policy.”
Rubio: “Democrats aren’t asked to answer every time Joe Biden says something embarrassing. So I don’t know why I should answer every time a Republican does. I will suffice it to say that I believe the president loves America. I just think his ideas are bad.
Walker: “Yeah, I mean, the mayor can speak for himself. I’m not going to comment on whether — what the president thinks or not. He can speak for himself as well. I’ll tell you, I love America.” – to CNBC.