Carly Fiorina Spars With Hosts Of 'The View' Over Comments About Her Looks

A co-host of the show described Fiorina's facial expression as "demented" last week.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed the hosts of ABC's "The View" on Friday for suggesting she had a "demented" facial expression during the most recent GOP primary debate.

Michelle Collins made the original comment on the show's Oct. 29 episode, and a number of her co-hosts piled on. The remark was widely criticized, with some accusing the hosts of employing a double standard after they blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for criticizing Fiorina's looks.

During Fiorina's appearance on the show Friday, the hosts asked her about the GOP's criticism of the way the debate was conducted. Fiorina responded that she herself had not complained and that candidates should be able to handle tough questions.

"How about humor?" Whoopi Goldberg asked. "There are going to be lots of comics saying lots of different things ... How will you get a thicker skin to accept some of the humorous things that will be said about you?"

"Well, hey, if you meant your comment about my face being demented and a Halloween mask as humorous, so be it," Fiorina responded. "I guess you misinterpreted Donald Trump's comments about my face and thought those weren't humorous."

Behar defended herself and her colleagues, saying there is a difference between a presidential candidate joking about someone's appearance and a comedian doing so.

"I don't understand why any politician is exempt from my comedic jokes," Behar said. "I don't get that."

Watch the clip from "The View" above.

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