Trump insults. Fiorina ripostes.

September 17, 2015

Donald Trump is known for his ability to cast amusing insults – but in Wednesday’s debate, Carly Fiorina got the last word.

Earlier this month, Trump belittled Fiorina’s appearance, saying in a Rolling Stone interview, “Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?”

He later backtracked, saying he was talking about her “persona” rather than her face.

Asked to comment in the debate, Fiorina was ready: “Women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said,” she said, standing stone-faced when Trump insisted that he thought she has a “beautiful face” and is a “beautiful woman.”

Republican candidates at the debate in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Republican candidates at the debate in Simi Valley, California, United States, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

At the start of the bout, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul tried to throw shade on Trump’s insults, saying that his “careless language” was entertaining but dangerous.

“I think his visceral response to attack people on their appearance – short, tall, fat, ugly – my goodness, that happened in junior high. Are we not way above that?” Paul said.

That drew a quick jab from Trump.

“I never attacked him on his look, and believe me – there’s plenty of subject matter right there,” Trump said.

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