Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has famously made a number of not-so-politically correct comments about women -- and one recent remark seemed to single out older women in particular.
"Look at that face!" Trump said about fellow candidate Carly Fiorina in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
Fiorina fired back during a speech she made in Arizona last week, tackling the comments head on. "Ladies, look at this face," Fiorina said. "This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle."
Trump later tried to clarify his comments during an appearance on CNN, explaining to Chris Cuomo that he wasn't "talking about looks. I'm talking about persona." Speaking to Fox News' Greta Von Susteren, he further said,"Many of those comments are made as an entertainer, because I did 'The Apprentice.' It was one of the top shows on television ... some comments are made as an entertainer. And, as everybody said, as an entertainer [it] is a much different ballgame."
Fiorina echoed his explanation saying, "I think Donald Trump is an entertainer, and I think I am a leader. And so what I do is talk to the American people about the issues they care about and I think they hear what I'm talking about."
Fiorina says she won't be asking for an apology but it seems she has some support on the matter from Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. "We hear from candidates on the other side about turning back the clock on women's rights and there is one particular candidate who just seems to delight in insulting women," Clinton said at an event in Ohio last week. "I'm just saying, if he emerges, I would love to debate him."
Trump isn't the only politician to make what seemed to be an ageist remark. In 2013, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said the Democratic presidential ticket for 2016 was "shaping up to look like a rerun of the 'Golden Girls'."
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