The GOP presidential hopeful will come face-to-face with her latest critics when she stops by The View on Friday, one week after co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar mocked her looks and said her face “looked demented” and like a “Halloween mask” when she smiled.
Fiorina fired back on Fox News Sunday, saying, “There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative woman, so of course there’s a double standard.”
“Conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this,” the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard added. “It will not stop me. It will not scare me. Maybe the ladies of The View, if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face.”
Whoopi Goldberg announced Fiorina’s return on The View on Monday, saying, “Carly will be here on Friday. I will not, but I do want to point out, Carly, that the last time you were here – and you’ll see b-roll running – we welcomed you to our table. We helped raise your profile so you would be included in the sea of men. You weren’t worried about any kind of Republican backlash – nobody was backlashing. We were respectful and gave you your due.”
“Just so we’re all clear,” Goldberg added, “You have to know the difference between when somebody’s coming for you, when somebody is paying you a compliment and when somebody is saying, ‘Here’s my observation.’ If you can get that together, maybe you can be president.”
This isn’t the first time Fiorina has been criticized for her appearance. Her GOP rival Trump made headlines when he told Rolling Stone of Fiorina in September, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?”
Fiorina turned Trump’s words on their head in a retaliatory campaign ad called “Look at This Face,” in which she said, “This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.”