ATLANTA — Former Hewlett Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is not allowing fellow Republican candidate and businessman Donald Trump to steal her momentum.
When asked by The Daily Caller at the Red State Gathering if she was concerned that Trump could be a distraction for her should she make it to the main debate stage with him in the future, Fiorina seemed undeterred from her response.
“I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. I will speak, I hope, with substance on issues that matter to voters. I’ll take the questions that I’m asked. I’ve learned long ago that the most effective way to compete is to play your own game and I’ve been competing with men all my life,” she said.
Fiorina, who many say did quite well in her first debate on Thursday, told reporters she thought Trump’s debate comments about women who are “slobs” or “dogs” were “inappropriate.”
“I’ve been very clear and consistent. Anybody who paints with a broad brush or calls anybody names–it’s not helpful to our political process, and I don’t think those comments are appropriate,” she said.
Fiorina explained, “However, what is equally inappropriate are comments of President Obama who paints with a broad brush to describe Republicans as being equivalent to Iran — to people who chant, ‘Death to America.’ That’s equally insulting. Nobody is asking about that, however.”