By Christian Heinze - 07/19/12 02:08 PM EDT
"He was being honest about what he feels, and that's what we've been saying all along. He's not a believer in the American free enterprise system," said Rubio on "Fox and Friends."
Romney's campaign likewise pounced on Obama's remarks, releasing a new ad Thursday aimed at convincing voters the president doesn't know how to handle the economy.
The nearly two-minute ad features the owner of a New Hampshire metal fabricating company criticizing Obama's comments.
Rubio, a supporter of Romney, has often been suggested as a possible running mate for the GOP presidential hopeful.
Read more on The Hill's GOP12 blog.