Remember the face — and the name. Carly Fiorina confronted Donald Trump in the second Republican debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and she said the following morning that she was "very satisfied" with the results.
Fiorina, 61, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was added at the very last minute to round two of the GOP debate, and addressed Trump directly about his recent scathing comments about her face. Trump, 69, blasted Fiorina in a Rolling Stone interview, and made fun of her appearance.
"Look at that face!" he told the mag of his opponent. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"
On Wednesday, Fiorina's response was short and simple: "Women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said," she replied. Meanwhile, the notoriously outspoken Trump had nothing snarky to say in response. In fact, he backtracked on his earlier remarks.
"I think she's got a beautiful face," Trump replied. "And I think she's a beautiful woman."
Trump moved on to railing against another opponent: Jeb Bush, whose wife the real estate mogul recently offended. Trump recently said of Columba Bush: "If my wife were from Mexico, I think I would have a soft spot for people from Mexico." (Trump has made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants throughout his campaign.)
Her protective husband demanded an apology on Wednesday, but Trump refused. "No, I won't do that because I said nothing wrong, but I hear she's a lovely woman," he noted.
Fiorina, meanwhile, spoke to Good Morning America on Thursday, and said she was pleased with the direction of the debate. “I was very satisfied,” she told George Stephanopoulos. “When I went into the debate, almost half the audience didn’t know my name, and I introduced myself successfully.”
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