Mitt Romney Bashes Hillary Clinton, Calls Foreign Policy A 'Monumental Bust'

06/13/2014 12:59 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2014
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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney harped on Hillary Clinton on Friday, further criticizing the foreign policy she and the Obama administration pursued during her time as secretary of state.

"The Obama-Biden-Hillary Clinton foreign policy is a monumental bust," Romney told about 300 of his top donors, according to The Washington Post's Philip Rucker.

The donors were gathered, along with potential presidential candidates, at Romney's "ideas summit" in Park City, Utah.

Romney took a number of punches at Clinton during his speech on foreign policy and domestic issues, saying the United States is worse off after her tenure as secretary of state leading the U.S. diplomatic corps.

"Secretary Clinton actually presented Russia's foreign minister with a large plastic button labeled reset," he said, according to Rucker. Romney added that she was "gushing with smiles" as she did so.

On Thursday, Romney told Fox News, "There’s almost not a place in the world that’s better off because of her leadership in the State Department."

Romney also responded to Clinton's remarks in regard to the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

In an interview on NBC News this week, Clinton said, "These five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan."

Romney told Fox News, "Well, that may be one of the most clueless responses I have heard in a long time because of course you don’t throw our allies under the bus."

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