WASHINGTON (AP) — Seizing on what he called a "devastating" jobs report, Mitt Romney argued Friday that the best prescription for economic recovery is to replace President Barack Obama.

"Probably the most significant thing we can do in the near term is to get a new president that understands what it takes to get the economy going," Romney said during an interview on CNBC. "These numbers are devastating."

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said he opposes any new action by the Federal Reserve to stimulate the economy. He called for a new emphasis on energy development, promised to "kill" Obama's health care law and said he would reduce taxes and government spending.

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