Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that his brother, George W. Bush, is likely the “most popular president” among Republicans.
“My brother, if you did the polling and actually looked at it — he’s probably the most popular president amongst Republicans in this country,” Jeb Bush said on MSNBC.
“The whole idea that he’s a burden — any mistakes I’ve made are my own,” Bush continued.
“I’m honored to be part of that family. All the psychobabble that goes along with it, I’ve gotten over it. You guys can meditate on your navels about that — I’m not.”
Bush’s comments follow remarks from 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who reportedly doubted the legacy of George W. Bush.
“Jeb, to be very honest, I think it’s very hard for you to post up against [Democratic presidential front-runner] Hillary Clinton and to separate yourself from the difficulty of the W. years and compare them with the Clinton years,” Romney told Bush last year.