Carly Fiorina refuses to be a sucker on ‘The View’: Don’t underestimate me

Carly Fiorina has been scoring high marks lately for how she’s handled media interviews since announcing her run for president – and her appearance Tuesday on “The View” was just as impressive.

And on a show targeted to liberal women, and run by liberal women, that wasn’t easy.

Whoopi Goldberg kicked things off by pretty obviously trying to make Fiorina look the fool by equating her potential candidacy with a popular TV show.

“You said, if elected, you want to run your administration like American Idol,” Goldberg asked in the first series of loaded questions. “What does that mean exactly?”

But Fiorina wasn’t going to be the butt of Goldberg’s joke.

“I actually didn’t say that,” she said.

Fiorina clarified that she was referring to the use of technology to engage with the American people when she had made the American Idol reference – and quickly turned the discussion around.

Michelle Obama and the girls tour Venice, taxpayers pick up $128,781 tab

“I’d ask the American people questions,” she said for example. “Do you think it’s OK that we have no idea where our money is being spent in the federal government?”

Fiorina continued to field questions loaded with accusations like a pro. She told hosts that her “lack of political” experience is actually an attractive trait to many Americans who are tired of political elites running the country.

When confronted with the fact that Fiorina’s polling numbers signal she won’t be able to participate in the first round of GOP presidential debates, Fiorina declined to play the victim card.

“I started as a secretary in a little nine-person real estate firm, and I’m kind of used to being under estimated,” she said.

“I’m sort of assuming I might make it to those first debates.”

Jeb Bush may have to battle Ted Cruz for his own son’s vote!

That kind of can-do spirit is something most left-leaning “View” watchers aren’t normally used to, and Fiorina’s remarks prompted a round of actual applause.

No interview with “The View” would be complete without a discussion about feminism, and even then, Fiorina hit it out of the park.

“I believe that a feminist is any woman who lives the life she chooses,” Fiorina said.

Minds blown.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles