The comments came as Bachmann headlined an enthusiastic yet sparsely populated Tea Party rally at the state capitol in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier Saturday, in Iowa City, the candidate launched a bus tour through the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

As she served up red meat to the assembled conservatives, Bachmann took aim at Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner — and the president — over the economy.

“I want you to know, as president of the United States, I look forward to creating real jobs for both the Treasury secretary and the president of the United States,” Bachmann said.