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Trump, on Fiorina: 'Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that?'

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Rolling Stone magazine has a new cover story out on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. CNN Money describes a passage in the story concerning Trump competitor Carly Fiorina:

Look at that face. ||| The Hill
The Hill

According to writer Paul Solotaroff, he was sitting with Trump watching a newscast when a video clip zoomed in on Fiorina.

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?" Trump said to Solotaroff. "Can you imagine that, the face of our next president."

Trump added, "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

Fiorina, a 61-year-old double-mastectomy survivor, mostly took the high road, telling Fox's Megyn Kelly "I'm not going to spend a single cycle wondering what Donald Trump means." Trump, a 69-year-old ex-beauty pageant host who has a history of calling disagreeable females names like "fat pig" and "dog," did not deny the comment. Also, his face looks like an anus:

Never forget! ||| Todd Krainin/Reason
Todd Krainin/Reason

For those who are still interested in things like public policy, here's a comical exchange from the Rolling Stone piece:

[W]e've spent hours in his office and haven't gotten around yet to a single policy question, beyond his assurance that we'd touch on "all that stuff" later. […]

Not 60 seconds pass before he looks at me again. "You know New Hampshire has a huge problem with heroin? Why do ya s'pose that is?"

I tell him that it probably has to do with OxyContin and school kids raiding their parents' medicine chests. They run out of pills, then find that bags of heroin are cheaper. "Yeah? Well, which is worse for you, the heroin or the pills?" I explain that they're both derivatives of opium, which is dicey however it's delivered. "Hunh!" he says. "Interesting. I didn't know that. But I gotta get back to my notes!" (At a press conference, an hour later, he'll respond to a question about heroin in New Hampshire by saying that "it starts probably with OxyContin, from what I'm hearing.") Sixty seconds pass. "Hey, you believe this goddamn ISIS? Chopping people's heads off, putting people in cages and drowning 'em. We gotta waterboard 'em, don't you agree?"

I tell him I'm not in favor of chopping people's heads off, and ask if he'd sanction waterboarding as president. He begins a rambling answer, then asks the woman across from me if she believes in the practice of waterboarding. And so it goes for the 26 minutes it takes us to fly from New York to Hampton, New Hampshire[.]