Perhaps you didn’t notice Donald Trump’s attack on Carly Fiorina this past week. Just in case you missed it, let me enlighten you.
The popular entertainment and pop culture magazine The Rolling Stone just released an article about Donald Trump where the GOP Presidential candidate happened to say some unflattering things about one of his GOP opponents, namely Carly Fiorina. Here’s what he said:
“Look at that face!’ he cries. ‘Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!’ The laughter grows halting and faint behind him. ‘I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posed ta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?’”
Since then, Trump has tried to spin the comments as both entertainment (he was speaking as an entertainer) and as taken out of context (he wasn’t talking about her face, he was talking about her persona). For her part, Fiorina has taken the criticism in stride, refusing to respond in like kind to Trump’s mean-spirited attack and instead using his words in her favor. Literally. Carly literally took Donald Trump’s words and turned them into a great ad for her own campaign! Talk about taking lemons and making lemonade.
In her latest advertisement called “Faces,” Fiorina reminds the women of America which party truly believes in women’s equality and the worth of all Americans. She uses Trump’s words to connect with women across the nation while dinging the Democrat Party for dividing our nation and treating women like a special interest group instead of what they really are… “the majority of the nation.”
“Ladies, look at this face. And look at all of your faces, the face of leadership. The face of leadership in our party, the party of women’s suffrage. The face of leadership in your communities, in your businesses, in your places of work and worship. Ladies note to Democrat Party: We are not a special interest group, we are the majority of the nation. This is the face of a 61-year old woman, I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.”
That’s good stuff right there. If Carly doesn’t win the nomination, one of these other candidates should hire her to craft their message and develop their campaign plan. She’s one smart (and tough) cookie.
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