CNN's Camerota Calls Out Carly Fiorina For Sexist Comment About Hillary Clinton "Crav[ing] Power"

Alisyn Camerota: "You Decided To Talk About Hillary Clinton's Marriage. You Didn't Say That Donald Trump Should Be At Home Spending Time With His Wife"


From the January 15 edition of CNN's New Day:

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ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): You always manage to have many memorable lines in these debates. And last night was no different. And, in fact, one of your lines -- well, many of your lines -- the crowd always seems to eat up. So let's play one that was particularly buzzworthy.


CARLY FIORINA: I'm not a political insider. I haven't spent my lifetime running for office. The truth is I've had and been blessed by a lot of opportunities to do a lot of things in my life. And unlikely another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband.


CAMEROTA: So the crowd liked that. That was obviously a dig at Hillary Clinton. How do you know if she loves spending time with her husband?

FIORINA: Look, Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life on a quest for power. She has avoided prosecution more times than El Chapo, honestly. We've run out of gates to describe the scandals. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the ultimate insiders. The Clinton Global Initiative is like a Ponzi scheme, with Bill and Hillary Clinton on top selling access and influence to our government. So Mrs. Clinton craves power, once again. She wants to be in the White House, the truth is she's more qualified for big house. That is why I am continuing to talk about the reality that the political establishment, of which Mrs. Clinton is example exhibit A, the political establishment does not serve the interests of the American people.

CAMEROTA: It's interesting that you, as a woman though, would say that she craves power. It's almost as though you're suggesting she should be at home with her husband. You know, you're not saying --

FIORINA: Not at all. Not at all. The men are craving power as well, that's what I just said about the second debate. That was a debate between ultimate political insiders. Donald Trump's an insider. Ted Cruz is an insider. And they are arguing over their own power and position. Look, the political establishment exists in both parties. I have said that consistently all along. And the political establishment doesn't serve the American people.

CAMEROTA: Sure. But I mean, you decided to talk about Hillary Clinton's marriage. You didn't say that Donald Trump should be at home spending time with his wife.

FIORINA: Oh, I think you're really reaching here, Alisyn. I linked Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump together. One sits inside government, raking in millions, handing out influence and access. The other, Donald Trump, sits outside government, raking in billions, buying people like Hillary Clinton. It's a great game. It's just -- it's a game for them. It's not a game for the American people. And I am running for office because I think we need to return power to the citizens of this nation, which is where it belongs.


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Diversity & Discrimination, Gender, Elections
Alisyn Camerota
New Day
2016 Elections
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