Though Donald Trump slammed Carly Fiorina during a venomous 95-minute rant at an Iowa rally, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard took issue with Trump’s comments on retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.
In his autobiography, Carson explained how he had a "pathological temper" as a young man, The Washington Post reports. After Trump characterized this temper as a “pathological disease,” likening it to a child molester, Carly Fiorina pulled no punches.
In a Nov. 12 post on Facebook she wrote, “Donald, sorry, I've got to interrupt again,” she wrote, referencing Trump’s protestations that she ‘interrupts everybody’ during the most recent GOP debate.
“You would know something about pathological. How was that meeting with Putin? Or Wharton? Or your self funded campaign? Anyone can turn a multi-million dollar inheritance into more money, but all the money in the world won't make you as smart as Ben Carson.”
Fiorina’s post garnered more than 30,000 likes. Trump responded in a series of five tweets on his Twitter account, telling Fiorina to apologize repeatedly.
“Carly, not just you, I also told Gov. Kasich to 'let Jeb talk, give him a chance' because Kasich was constantly cutting in,” he wrote.
Less than a minute later, he wrote, “Carly—I did graduate from Wharton and did very well. Who is your fact checker? Will you apologize?”
“Ben Carson said in his own book that he has a pathological temper [and] pathological disease. I didn’t say it, he did. Apology?”
“I only said I was on [“60 Minutes”] four weeks ago with Putin—never said I was in Green Room. Separate pieces—great ratings!”
“[Fiorina] had to inject herself into my factual statements concerning Ben Carson in order to breathe life into her failing campaign!”
In a tweet addressed to Sean Hannity, Trump also wrote, “Carly, whose campaign is dead, is making false statements about me in order to salvage hope! Sad.”