During the interview Bachmann also praised Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56.
"To lose him is to lose a part of American genius," said Bachmann.
"He was such a unique thinker and to lose him there isn't really replacement for him. I think we all saw the demise was coming, but when it came it was a very sad moment," she added.
An icon of American business on par with Henry Ford and Walt Disney, Jobs left a permanent imprint on the development of consumer technology.
"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it," President Obama said in a White House statement.