Carly Fiorina Has A Message For The Donald
Earlier this week, Trump's unapologetic sexism revealed itself yet again, this time in an interview with Rolling Stone. Weeks after publicly attacking Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Trump has turned his sexist eye to fellow GOP presidential challenger Carly Fiorina. But Fiorina is not taking his jabs lightly. On Saturday, Fiorina struck back at Trump's sexist comment while also delivering a very feminist message that, quite honestly, makes us want to cheer. Will Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly be the ones to unite us all?
"Look at that face!" Trump was quoted saying of Fiorina in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president."
He added to Rolling Stone: I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
Trump tried to walk back on his remarks, telling CNN's Chris Cuomo that he was speaking about Fiorina's "persona," and not her looks. He then mentioned Fiorina's lackluster record as CEO of Hewlett Packard, but no one's really buying it. We know Trump was talking about Fiorina's looks.
And Fiorina knows it, too. While speaking to the National Federation of Republican Women in Phoenix on Friday night, Fiorina made a classy jab at The Donald.
"Ladies, look at this face," Fiorina said, moments after walking into the event to "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keyes. "This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle."
As seen in the video posted on her official Twitter account, Fiorina's opening lines received a ton of laughter and applause. The businesswoman-turned-politician never mentioned Trump by name, but the subtext, of course, was actually not so subtle.
Look at all of your face. The face of leadership. The face of leadership in our party, the party of women's suffrage. The face of leadership in your communities, in your businesses, in your places of work and worship. Ladies, note to Democrat Party: We are not a special interest group, we are the majority of the nation.
A mostly populist feminist message, save for the dig at the Democratic Party's focus on women and women's issues, such as reproductive rights and equal pay. (And perhaps a jab at Hillary Clinton and her long-time work toward women's rights.) But, we'll take it — for now — from the Republican Party's sole presidential candidate.
Trump, you better be ready for that face Wednesday night.