Carly Fiorina ‘Very Satisfied’ Following GOP Debate
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.