“With Carly, she did a terrible job at Lucent,” Trump said. “She did a terrible, terrible, terrible job at Hewlett-Packard. Terrible job. Stories have been written that are legendary. … People are going to have to read this. I just don’t see how she can get over that hurdle.
“And then everyone says she made a good speech,” Trump added of Fiorina’s performance at Wednesday night’s GOP showdown. “I don’t get it. I don’t get it. I don’t get it. But at some point, people are going to see, and I think it’s going to be a pretty big roadblock for her.”
Trump was answering a question from a woman who claimed she lost nearly a half-million dollars in stock from Lucent Technologies, which Fiorina led before HP, wiping out her retirement savings.
Trump also attacked Fiorina’s decision to purchase Compaq while head of HP.
“People that work there said that company was such a great company until she got there … and she went out and did this terrible acquisition,” Trump said. “And it just has destroyed this company.”
Trump contrasted that with what he called his own “unbelievable company.”
“It’s the kind of mentality you need in this country,” he said.
Fiorina landed perhaps the only solid blow against Trump during Wednesday’s debate with a line appar- ently ready to go when she was asked to respond to Trump’s notorious “look at her face” insult.
“I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,” Fiorina responded.
Trump spent more time criticizing Fiorina than any other GOP contender during last night’s town hall meeting, and only briefly mentionedGOP establishment favorite Jeb Bush. Trump also touted several overnight online polls from Time, the Drudge Report and Newsmax showing he won the debate, with Fiorina in a distant second.
He also bragged about Wednesday’s endorsement from New England Patriot Tom Brady.
“Tom is this incredible guy,” Trump said. “Total champion. He didn’t even want to tell me about it. … When you get Tom, you’re getting a champion.”
But he was dismissive when asked if he plans to meet with Pope Francis.
“Well, the Pope believes in global warming,” Trump responded. “You do know that, right?”
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