GOP frontrunner Donald Trump criticized fellow candidate Carly Fiorina’s looks during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Trump, already facing scrutiny for his views on women and ongoing accusations of sexism, said in the interview that Fiorina wouldn’t be fit to be president due to her physical appearance.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Trump said while reportedly watching Fiorina on the news.
“I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Fiorina subsequently responded to Trump’s comments during an appearance on Fox News.
“Maybe I'm getting under his skin a little bit because I am climbing in the polls,” she said, adding that the comments “speak for themselves.”
When pressed by CNN host Chris Cuomo about the controversial comments, Trump maintained that he was not speaking of Fiorina’s appearance.
“I'm not talking look. I'm talking persona,” he said.
“The fact is that Carly Fiorina has had a terrible past. She was fired viciously from Hewlett-Packard. Thousands of jobs gone. Stock prices gone. Still hasn't recovered. It's a total disaster but still hasn't recovered. They’re trying hard, but she was a disastrous CEO. She had a company before that called Lucent, which in my opinion and in my memory, was even a worse catastrophe than Hewlett-Packard."