Jeb Bush gets mom’s backing “if America needs you”

Jeb Bush was speaking at a benefit for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in Bonita Springs, Florida. His mother’s comments deliberately and publicly poked fun at the flap over her previous remarks.

While talking about the number of family members involved in the cause, Jeb Bush said, “My mother not long ago said, ‘There have been enough Bushes’ (in the White House). And it got me thinking, if we’ve had enough Bushes in one forum, do we have too many Bushes in the family literacy forum today?”

CNN’s Ashley James contributed to this report.