Minnesota Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate Pawlenty opts out of Senate run in Minnesota MORE (R) is using Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump, taxpayers want Title X funding protected from abortion clinics President Trump’s historic rescissions package is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending America will be stronger with our immigration policy based on facts MORE's recent comments about her at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to raise campaign funds.

The former president singled out Bachmann for using rhetoric that is "divorced from reality" in her response to President Obama's State of the Union address last month.  

"Like Michele Bachmann said in her Tea Party response to President Obama, 'everybody knows we have the greatest healthcare system in the world,'" said Clinton. "That is factually untrue.

"So what I think America needs as much as anything else is to stop conducting its politics in a parallel universe divorced from reality with no facts."

Bachmann shot back, "The fact is that we have seen President Obama and his liberal allies push for socialist policies that are bankrupting our nation."

She noted that Clinton had helped raise money for Democrat Tarryl Clark, her 2010 challenger.

"I want you to help me send a message to Bill Clinton that, despite his continued efforts, I'm not going to be defeated," Bachmann wrote to her supporters Monday.

"Will you help me raise $24,000 online in the next 24 hours to send this message loud and clear to Bill Clinton and any other liberal who has their target directed at me?"

Bachmann reported having $1,870,869 in the bank as of Dec. 31, according to her Federal Election Commission report.