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01/30/2014 09:28 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2014

Jeb Bush: My Mom 'Promised Me She Wouldn't Keep Saying' She Didn't Want Me To Run In 2016

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) opened up about a potential 2016 run and his mother's comments putting down the idea of a presidential campaign.

In April 2013, the former first lady said "we've had enough Bushes" in the White House, brushing aside the idea of Jeb running for president. Barbara Bush said "there are people out there" who are qualified for the position outside of her own family.

When asked about the comments, Jeb Bush said "she promised me she wouldn't keep saying this."

"But she is 89 years old and if you have elderly parents or grandparents, you know they speak their mind," Bush said, according to CBS Miami. "There is not much stopping between thinking and speaking. I love her.”

Bush had previously laughed off the comments.

"What can I tell you? All I can say is we all have mothers, right?" he said. "She is totally liberated, and God bless her."

Bush said he would make a decision on a presidential run later, when "it’s the right time."

“I don’t wake up each day saying, ‘what am I going to do today to make this decision?'" he said, according to CBS Miami.

Read more from CBS Miami here.

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