Donald Trump took shots at several of his fellow Republican presidential candidates in a Rolling Stone profile published on Wednesday, but it’s his comments about Carly Fiorina’s physical appearance that are attracting the most attention.
In one scene of the profile, written by Paul Solotaroff, Trump is quoted as he and several aides are watching the news. When Fiorina appeared on screen, the real estate billionaire let loose.
“Look at that face!” he cries. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
While Trump and Fiorina have taken jabs at each other throughout the campaign, the real estate billionaire’s comments in the Rolling Stone piece are the harshest he’s made yet of the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.
At the Iowa State Fair last month he complimented Fiorina as “a very nice woman,” but added that “she got fired, she did a terrible job at Hewlett-Packard.” He also mentioned that Fiorina lost her 2010 bid for a Senate seat in California “in a landslide.”
Trump’s latest remarks come a month after he criticized Fox News host Megyn Kelly for asking him questions about sexist comments he’s made in the past during the first GOP debate. Of Kelly, Trump said, “you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes.” More controversially, he added: “Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Fiorina was far from the only GOP contender that Trump mocked in the Rolling Stone article.
Moments before his comment about Fiorina, Trump and his aides appeared to joke about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s mental acuity.
After a news anchor praised Walker for his “slow but steady” style, Trump responded: “Yeah, he’s slow, all right! That’s what we got already: slowwww.”