Appearing Tuesday night on with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney analyzed the current stand-off with Russia and America’s standing in the world under President Obama’s leadership.

“It’s hard to name a single country that holds America in more esteem and respect than when the President took office five years ago. It has not been a time of building America’s respect and admiration and esteem and frankly our soft power or our hard power around the world and the President has to account for that. I think ultimately the historians will,” Romney said. “We need a President that understands that not everybody around the world has the same interests. Some people around the world want to oppress other people and expand territory and take from the resources of other people, that’s what’s happening. The Jihadists want to do that, clearly Russia is intent on doing that and there are others as well.”

Romney also said President Obama should have seen the problems with Ukraine coming before major moves by the Russians were made to secure sovereign territory.

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