Jeb Bush interview: Obama needs to stop blaming my brother (VIDEO)


Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush testifies before the House Budget Committee in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee members engaged in a wide-ranging debate about tax and spending policy during the hearing titiled, 'Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth.'


Chip Somodevilla

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has some political advice for President Barack Obama - stop blaming my brother.

In an interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Bush said he feels it's time for Obama to take responsibility for the country's economic problems.

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"I think it is time for him to move on," Bush said. "I mean, look, the guy was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it. But he's had three years. His policies have failed, and rather than blame others -- which I know we were taught that that was kind of unbecoming over time -- you just can't keep doing that.

Maybe offer some fresh new solutions to the problems that we face."

Contrary to the 2008 race, Obama rarely mentions former President George W. Bush by name on the 2012 campaign trail.

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But he does accuse GOP candidate Mitt Romney of trying to revive the economic policies that led to the economic meltown in 2008, USA Today reported.

Jeb Bush, among those rumored to be Romney's VP pick, said he's not interested in a presidential run.

"I don't think about it," he said. "I'm not motivated by it. It takes an incredible amount of discipline and ambition to even think about aspiring to it and I'm not there yet in my life. I'm excited about supporting Mitt Romney. He's a great guy."

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