Carly Fio­r­ina ‘Very Sat­is­fied’ Fol­low­ing GOP De­bate

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL -

Carly Fio­r­ina hopes peo­ple know her name now. The for­mer Hewlet­tPackard CEO was a last-minute ad­di­tion to Wed­nes­day’s GOP de­bate af­ter gain­ing mo­men­tum in the polls - and she made the most of the op­por­tu­nity by tak­ing on ri­val Don­ald Trump.

Fio­r­ina, speak­ing on Thurs­day with Good Morn­ing Amer­ica’s Ge­orge Stephanopou­los, said she was pleased with the de­bate.

“I was very sat­is­fied,” Fio­r­ina said. “When I went into the de­bate, al­most half the au­di­ence didn’t know my name, and I in­tro­duced my­self suc­cess­fully.”

Fio­r­ina swung back at Trump over his re­cent com­ments about her in Rolling Stone mag­a­zine in­clud­ing “Look at that face. Would any­one vote for that? Can you imag­ine that, the face of our next pres­i­dent?”

“Women all over this coun­try heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,” she de­clared sto­ically. Then Fio­r­ina did some­thing un­usual for a can­di­date on a de­bate stage. She went silent. She let the sec­onds tick away and then the cheers rocked the au­di­to­rium.

Trump re­sponded with a peace of­fer­ing: “She’s got a beau­ti­ful face and she’s a beau­ti­ful woman,” but Fio­r­ina re­mained mute and calm.

In her in­ter­view with Stephanopou­los, Fio­r­ina also de­fended her ten­ure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, say­ing that while stock prices dropped, she helped to save tens of thou­sands of jobs amid mar­ket up­heaval.

“It was my job to trans­form a com­pany, and I did so in a very tough time,” she said.

Carly Fio­r­ina on the ‘Good Morn­ing Amer­ica’ show.

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