Donald Trump further defended his derogatory remarks about fellow GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiornia’s looks, saying that he made the comments as “an entertainer.”
In an interview with Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, Trump referenced his time on "The Apprentice," using it to defend remarks he made to "Rolling Stone" about Fiorina’s face.
“It all goes hand-in-hand. And much of the -- many of the statements -- and, if you notice, I'm leading with women. This is nothing new because a colleague of yours mentioned something during the last debate. So this is nothing new. And yet I'm leading with women,” Trump said. “Many of those comments are made as an entertainer, because I did 'The Apprentice.' It was one of the top shows on television.
"I decided not to do it again because I wanted to run for president. But some comments are made as an entertainer. And, as everybody said, as an entertainer [it] is a much different ballgame."
Trump landed in hot water for remarks made about Fiorina while watching her on TV as a Rolling Stone reporter was covering his campaign.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president,” he said. “I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Trump initially defended his comments by telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he was referring to her "persona" rather than her appearance.
“She failed miserably at Hewlett Packard and ran for the Senate and lost in a landslide and now running for president," he said. "I'm talking about her persona."
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