“The U.S. must take care of its own crisis, and won’t give a dollar to save Europe,” Romney told La Stampa.

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, said he was aware that a collapse in Europe would have “enormous repercussions” for the world’s economy and that it was in Washington’s interest to avoid it.

“But it is not our job to avoid it. Europeans have a duty to solve their crisis with the means at their disposal,” he was quoted on Tuesday as saying.