Donald Trump makes yet another comment.
This time, he slammed former business executive Carly Fiorina. According to Rolling Stone, while he was watching her on a newscast, he said about the presidential hopeful, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
However, defending his stand, he said on Thursday he was not talking about her looks when he made comments about her face.
“I’m not talking about looks. I’m talking about persona,” Trump said. “Look, I’m talking about her persona,” referring to Fiorina’s career as chief executive of Hewlett Packard. “She failed miserably at Hewlett Packard and ran for the Senate and lost in a landslide and now running for president. I’m talking about her persona.”
While the interview took place in August, Fiorina learned about Trump’s comments more recently. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, she said of Trump, “I think those comments speak for themselves.” While she said she had “no idea” what Trump really meant, “maybe, just maybe, I’m getting under his skin a little bit, because I am climbing in the polls.”
Her steady rise in the polls can largely be attributed to her strong performance in the debate for second-tier GOP candidates that was conducted on August 6. More recently, she is fighting hard to make an inclusion in the Republican presidential debate that will be conducted on September 16.
Last month, Trump tweeted that Fiorina has “zero chance” at winning the GOP nomination.
During FIorina’s career as CEO of HP, 30,000 employees were laid off. The stock value had also suffered, plunging to almost half, during the merger with Compaq. After she was fired, the stock value rose.
Fiorina said that she was fired over a “boardroom brawl.”
Trump is continuing to rise, and has become the GOP front-runner, despite making comments about women. According to CNN/ORC poll that was released Thursday, he has received support from 32 percent Republicans.
Last month, Trump gained 4 points among men – rising from 27 percent to 31 percent – but among women he is up 13 points – from 20 percent to 33 percent.
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Meanwhile, Ben Carson, another GOP presidential hopeful, took to the stage to criticize Trump. According to US News and World Report, when asked about Trump, Carson said, “Probably the biggest thing – I’ve realized where my success has come from and I don’t in any way deny my faith in God.” He then referred to Proverbs 22:4, saying, “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life, and that’s a very big part of who I am. Humility and fear of the Lord. I don’t get that impression with him [Trump]. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t get that.”
But Trump responded to Carson’s criticism, tweeting, “Wow, I am ahead of the field with evangelicals (am so proud of this) and virtually every other group, and Ben Carson just took a swipe at me.”
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