Carly Fiorina is the only woman in the GOP presidential campaign field, and said she doesn't spend much time thinking about front-runner Donald Trump's comments about her, though she does wonder about his own Republican credentials.
"It's not clear to me that Donald Trump is a Republican, first of all, based on his willingness to run a third-party bid," Fiorina said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."
Trump is known to counter-attack anyone who criticizes him, and the former Hewlett-Packard CEO hasn't shied away from that. She likely boosted herself from the second-tier debate this month into the first tier in September partly by hitting Trump on a phone call he received from former president Bill Clinton.
Trump said recently that Fiorina "was a little nasty to me," but added he can't say anything back "because she's a woman, and I don't want to be accused of being tough on women."
Fiorina said she's hearing from voters that both men and women are tired of the political class.
"Ultimately, I think our commander in chief, the president of the United States, has to represent all Americans, men and women," she said. "I'm a conservative, not a progressive like Hillary Clinton, because I know that our policies work better to lift women and men up, regardless of their circumstances."
Fiorina said the Democratic front-runner "strains credulity" when she claims she didn't send or receive classified material on the private email server she used as secretary of state and then wiped the server clean.
As is often the case, Fiorina said, "the cover-up is worse than the crime."
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