Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina seemingly came to a truce at the republican debate on September 16, after Trump backtracked on the insults her hurled about her appearance. Though Carly’s been fighting back hard, the two gave measured responses to the controversy; and there might have been an apology in there?
Donald Trump, 69, ignited a feud with Carly Fiorina, 61, after a Rolling Stone profile dropped on September 9 that included some particular insults about his fellow presidential candidate‘s face. At the GOP debate held at the Ronald Reagan Library on September 16, Carly was asked about Donald’s comments — and Donald took the opportunity to respond himself. To hear more about Donald Trump, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
At the republican debate, Carly was asked about Donald’s perceived attacks on her appearance, and she totally dropped the mic on him. “It’s interesting to me,” Carly said. “Mr. Trump said that he heard Mr. Bush very clearly and what Mr. Bush said. I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.”
Round of applause! She was given 45 seconds to respond to the question, but Carly clearly didn’t need them. She dropped that one statement, and basked in the roaring applause and cheers coming from the audience. Donald quickly said something a bit surprising about Carly — something decidedly not an insult!
“I think she has a beautiful face, and she’s a beautiful woman,” Donald said, wiping out his previous comments. What a departure from what he usually serves up! In a profile published by Rolling Stone, Donald was described as watching Carly appear on TV, which is what got him in hot water.
“Look at that face!” he said. “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president.” For many, including Carly, that meant he was attacking her looks. Trump insisted he was talking about her “persona,” but Carly wasn’t buying that. And it seems like she still isn’t. Take one look at her latest ad to see that! But Trump is certainly trying to change her mind.
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— Samantha Wilson