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Carly Fiorina confronts the women of "The View": "I have a real thick skin"

The GOP presidential hopeful's appearance comes after the show made a crack at her appearance


Sophia Tesfaye
November 7, 2015 1:33AM (UTC)

Carly Fiorina took on the ladies of "The View" for her much-anticipated face-off today after a mini-controversy erupted last week when co-host Michelle Collins joked that the Republican presidential candidate's face looked "demented.”

Off the bat, co-host Whoopi Goldberg offered to cut the tension, asking Fiorina “we know you took issue with something we said last week – what’s happening girl?”

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“We saw that you were a little upset with us about a comic comment that was made, so how will you… get a thicker skin to accept some of the humorous things that will be said about you?" Goldberg asked Fiorina, who has made the media rounds lashing out against the co-hosts' mocking of her appearance during the CNBC debate.

Explaining that she has “been called bimbo" throughout her career, Fiorina got snarky. “If you meant [the] comment about my face being demented as a Halloween mask as humor, so be it."

"I have a real thick skin," Fiorina insisted before co-host Joy Behar interjected, pushing-back that she has been an equal opportunity offender.

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"You know what Joy, you can say whatever you want. I’m not going to stop that," Fiorina snapped back. "And don’t worry, I have skin plenty thick enough to take whatever people throw at me. I think there are real issues in this nation that we ought to able to discuss in a fact-based [conversation].”

“How will you get a thicker skin?” Goldberg pressed.

Paula Faris pressed further: “You’re clearly trying to make lemonade out of lemons, aren’t you?”

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“Oh, so you are telling me you guys are lemons?” Fiorina quickly quipped back.

For the rest of the interview Fiorina refused to budge, pushing back against the co-hosts by complaining that “conservative women are held to a different standard than liberal women.”

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Watch Fiorina's test two-part interview on "The View", via ABC:

Carly Fiorina Even Lies While Admitting Previous Lies


Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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