‘If you look at the women senators in the Republican Party, they’re pretty much discounted until their vote is needed…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed President Donald Trump for undervaluing women, claiming he sees them as “something to be used.”
Trump has appointed several women to influential roles in his administration—and even considered Fiorina for the director of national intelligence—but Fiorina said women are only important to Trump if he thinks they’ll be useful.
“He’s so routinely dismissive of women, the way he talks about women,” Fiorina told the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes.”
After noting his track record of putting women into important, high-level jobs, she added, “I think he views women as something to be used. … I think he views people as something to be used.”
Fiorina was the sole female Republican candidate in the 2016 election, and has been vocally critical of Trump and his administration.
She said the GOP has adopted Trump’s attitude toward women, citing the fact that there are only 21 Republican women in Congress.
“I think the Republican Party routinely dismisses and diminishes women, to be honest with you,” the former Hewlett–Packard CEO said. “If you look at the women senators in the Republican Party, they’re pretty much discounted until their vote is needed. That’s not OK.”
Fiorina said the Democratic Party is guilty of the same thing: “I would quickly add, I think Democrats have politicized women in a way that’s very unfortunate.”
During the 2016 election, Trump attacked Fiorina in a derogatory manner that received widespread criticism.
Speaking to a Rolling Stone reporter, he said of Fiorina: “Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?”
Fiorina also slammed Trump’s legitimacy in the interview, claiming special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged collusion between Trump and Russia didn’t clear him of wrongdoing.
“The report does not exonerate Trump,” she said. “If most people would read that report, I think they would conclude this is not the way someone in the highest office in the land should behave.”