Carly Fiorina: Trump ‘Diminishes’ the Presidency With Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ Insults
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says Donald Trump brought the country to “a new low” by exchanging insults with Stormy Daniels.
Fiorina spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday night — where she was asked about the president’s taunt of Daniels as “horseface” this week after her defamation lawsuit against him was thrown out. (Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump over his hush money scheme remains in play.)
Fiorina remarked that the president’s conduct denigrates the White House — even if Trump, Daniels and Michael Avenatti are all publicity-seekers at the end of the day.
“I want to distinguish between the office of the presidency and the person who is in that office. There’s no doubt that the office of the presidency is diminished when the occupant engages in this kind of insult over Twitter. On the other hand, when I think about the people involved here, Stormy Daniels, her lawyer, Donald Trump, I honestly think they’re all birds of a feather. They’re all in show business. And so while she’s talking about his private parts, he’s talking about her face, and they’re all getting a lot of publicity.”
Fiorina has experience being personally attacked by Trump, seeing as the president trashed her physical appearance in 2015 during an interview for Rolling Stone. Fiorina had a chance to rebuke Trump during one of the presidential primary debates, during which, she stoically responded “I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”
Although she said she wasn’t “shocked” by Trump’s slams against her, Fiorina noted that Trump is clearly effective in the politics of personal insults, even if “he has brought it to a new low.”
“I think it’s beneath him, and I think it diminishes all women, but it works with some people,” she said.
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