(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush and his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, apparently don't see eye-to-eye over whether Jeb Bush should run for the White House in 2016.
In an interview with Jay Leno Tuesday night on NBC's "The Tonight Show," the former president said his brother should "run for President if he wants to. He'd be a great one."
The former two-term governor of Florida is considering a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But in an interview Monday night, Jeb Bush said he hasn't made up his mind yet, nor has he sought advice from his famous family.
"I'm trying to avoid the family conversation to be honest with you. I want to defer that to when it matters," he said at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. "There's a time to make a decision. You shouldn't make it too early, you shouldn't make it too late. There's a time. There's a window. And this is not the time for me. This is the time to show a little self-restraint."
The comments from former President Bush are similar to what he told CNN around the opening of his presidential library in Texas this past spring.
"Well, big Jeb, you know, he's got a decision to make. And if I could make it for him, it'd be, 'run,' but I can't," Bush told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King at the time.
"And I don't know what he's going to do. He'd be a great candidate and a great president," he added.
Jeb and George's mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, weighed in earlier this year on the question of whether Jeb should follow in his brother and father's footsteps, saying she thinks her son is "by far the best qualified man" but she isn't the biggest fan of a 2016 run.
"There are a lot of great families, and it's not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough Bushes," she said on NBC.
Jeb Bush said Monday that he listens to his mom, but doesn't always agree with her–and vice versa.
"Even when I was a teenager, I'd listen to her respectfully and never always followed what she said, even though she was probably right. And now at the age of 60, I really feel I don't have to listen to every word she says," he said, drawing laughs. "At some point you got to make these decisions like a grown up."