2016 race

Carly Fiorina says “I’m running for president”

Carly Fiorina
Good Morning America

The 2016 presidential field got its second woman candidate on Monday morning when Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, officially announced her intentions to seek the GOP nomination during an appearance on Good Morning America. In an interview with George Stephanopoulus, Fiorina said, “I think I am the best person for the job.” Fiorina, 60, lost a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010 to incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer from Calif., but she’s emerged over the last few months as a major critic of Hillary Clinton. She’s gone on the record saying that she would be able to prevent Clinton from playing the gender card. And sure enough, her official announcement video calls out Clinton. “Our founders never intended us to have a professional political class,” she says in the video, a clear jab at Clinton as the video shows her watching Clinton’s announcement. “We know the only way to reimagine our government is to reimagine who is leading it.” And she mentioned Clinton on GMA, too, telling Stephanopoulus, “I have a lot of admiration for Hillary Clinton, but she is clearly not trustworthy.” Fiorina’s official campaign website is carlyforpresident.com, but her camp failed to register the domain carlyfiorina.org. Unfortunately for them, someone else did, using the space to highlight how many people Fiorina laid off at Hewlett-Packard.

Watch her appearance on GMA here and read the full story at The Associated Press.



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