Carly Fiorina is taking on the critics of her face again.
The GOP’s only female presidential candidate will make an appearance Friday on “The View” — just days after the daytime talk show’s hosts mocked her face and called her smile during last week’s debates “demented.” Her deputy campaign manager announced the booking on Twitter.
Fiorina is seizing on the attacks as an indication of her viability as a candidate. On Fox News Sunday, she argued that there is “nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative woman.” She also slammed Donald Trump after Rolling Stone reported he said “that face” wasn’t one voters would elect, saying she’d gotten “under his skin.”
Fiorina said “The View” hosts’ remarks were part of the “double standard” conservative women face with the “liberal media.”
“Conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this. It will not stop me. It will not scare me,” she said on Fox News Sunday. “Let’s see if the ladies of ‘The View,’ if I come back on again, have the guts to say that to my face.”
Fiorina brought up attacks on her appearance early in last week’s debate, saying she’d been criticized for not smiling enough — and giving the camera a pointed smile. “The View” hosts responded the next day, saying her “demented” smile was worthy of a Halloween mask.
Fiorina has used both “face” remarks on the campaign trail. After Trump’s insult, she told voters she was proud of “every year and every wrinkle” on her visage, and used it to land one of her best lines in the second primary debate: “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”
Her super PAC also used her speech to voters on about the issue for an online ad.