Carly Fiorina: Trump remarks ‘sort of amusing’

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Carly Fiorina on Sunday feigned indifference over new barbs from Donald Trump, calling his recent remarks on women “sort of amusing.”

The two GOP presidential candidates have been volleying attacks since the first Republican debate this month, when Trump said that Fox moderator Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever.” Fiorina deemed Trump’s comments, which many found implied Kelly was menstruating, “inappropriate.” Trump shot back, saying Fiorina has “zero chance” and that listening to her causes a “massive headache.”

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And in Iowa over the weekend, the business mogul continued to take digs at the former Hewlett-Packard chief, saying “Carly was a little nasty to me … but I can’t say anything because she’s a woman, and I can’t be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right?”

Asked on Sunday to respond, Fiorina just said, “honestly, I find it sort of amusing.”

“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about or focusing on what Donald trump is saying,” Fiorina said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “When his insults are below the belt to someone I will make a comment.”

Trump during the Fox debate was confronted with his history of sexist and wildly inappropriate comments, including calling women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” Trump at the time – and has since – defended his remarks, even going so far as to say he’s confident he will win the women vote.

Fiorina skirted around the question as to whether she believes Trump will alienate women voters, instead saying “it’s not clear” whether Trump is a Republican at all “based on on his willingness to run a third party bid and some of the positions that he’s taken.”

Fiorina wouldn’t firmly say whether being a woman was critical to her campaign. “I’m not running because I’m a woman,” Fiorina said. “I’m running because I believe our nation is at a pivotal time and I think I have a unique experience … in understanding the economy, understanding the players on the world stage better than anyone else running probably.”

Still, she said, “the facts are I am a woman, and facts are half this nation are women.”

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Carly Fiorina: Trump remarks 'sort of amusing'

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