(Newsroom America) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday lashed out at President Obama, telling him to stop blaming his brother, George W. Bush, for the nation's economic morass.
"I mean, look, the guy (Obama) was dealt a difficult hand, no question about it," Bush said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "But he's had three years. His policies have failed."
Obama and Democrats have regularly blamed President Bush for the nation's current economic state. Jeb Bush is far from the only Republican to make the case that Obama has to take ownership of the economy at this point in his presidency.
On the current campaign trail, Obama seldom mention's the elder Bush. But he does say presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would take the country back to the "failed policies" that led to the financial meltdown of 2008.
During the interview, Jeb Bush suggested Obama "offer some fresh new solutions to the problems that we face." But, he added, "That's not going to happen between now and Election Day."
He also said he had no current desire to follow his father and brother into the White House, and he defended their records, and that of his grandfather Prescott Bush, a U.S. senator from Connecticut, as honorable.
"I think in the case of my grandfather and my dad and my brother, I think they all served with honor and distinction. They love this country and they always put their country first," he said.
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