Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is fundraising off President Obama's trip to Europe.
Obama is currently on a six-day, four-nation visit to the continent that started in Ireland on Monday and then took him to Britain. During a dinner at Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday, he was served a wine that retails for between $1,000 and $1,700. When his visit made the evening news last night, network anchors were broadcasting from tornado-ravaged Missouri.
Bachmann has seemingly picked up on that contrast.
"Oil prices are at an all-time high. Obamacare is bringing socialism to our doorstep, and the national debt is over $14.3 trillion. Yet, our President is too busy gallivanting around Europe with his Irish cousins, to focus on rebuilding our economy and strengthening our nation," she wrote in a fundraising pitch Wednesday.
Bachmann, who is mulling a run for the White House, said she wants to make Obama a "one-term president" and asked for help raising $240,000 in a 24-hour "moneybomb."
In a video posted on the donation page for her campaign committee, Bachmann said she and her family are "prayerfully considering what the next 18 months or so may bring. We've seen incredible support pouring in through Facebook, through our new website.
"And the Team Bachmann momentum is building and it's very encouraging as we look to our next steps," she said.
Bachmann is set to travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday for a fundraising dinner for the Polk County GOP.
--Updated at 2:09 p.m.