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Carly Fiorina: I’m No Trump Voter But They’re Not ‘Racists or Crazies or Stupid’

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.55.16 PMAt CPAC this evening, Carly Fiorina spoke at the Ronald Reagan Dinner and, according to people in attendance, she did a great job. Her appearance at the event is especially noteworthy given how some remaining GOP candidates — namely, Donald Trump — have decided not to go.

Buzzfeed’s political news editor, Katherine Miller, tweeted out part of Fiorina’s speech:

In it, Fiorina distanced herself from Trump voters while still lauding them, which is something most other candidates and pundits, including the man himself, haven’t done well. She said, “I understand and respect the people who did vote for him. I know many of them. They are not racists or crazies or stupid. While many people call The Donald a fraud or a con-man, there are a lot of voters out there who think they have been conned election after election.”

Still, she went on to advise voters on the best way to “beat Donald Trump,” so in the end, she wasn’t showering him with compliments; she was instead empathizing with the voters before telling them that there were other ways to have their concerns addressed.

Fiorina and her followers made themselves very clear. The only question left, then, is whether people will react the same way to Glen Beck when he closes out the conference tomorrow.

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