The day after being announced as Ted Cruz’s running mate, Carly Fiorina launched a questionable line of attack against Donald Trump – claiming that he is an establishment figure just like Hillary Clinton.
Appearing on Fox and Friends, Fiorina asserted that she and Ted Cruz were “proven conservatives who are committed to and have fought the system,” arguing that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were “in the same category”.
“They agree on many things, they are two sides of the same coin, Hillary Clinton has made her millions selling access and influence and Donald Trump has made his billions buying people like Hilary Clinton off so if you want to have a nominee who’s actually a conservative and who will fight the system, now you have a real clear choice,” said the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.
Fiorina said that she voted for Cruz in Virginia because he is a “real conservative” who understands the problem is “too much power concentrated in the hands of too few” and “doesn’t sacrifice his values and his principles, who does what he says he’s going to do.”
Fiorina’s claim that Ted Cruz is more of an anti-establishment figure than Trump is contradicted by the fact that Cruz, “launched his political career as a Bush administration insider,” according to Politico as well as the Texas Senator having a “far deeper and more complex” relationship with the GOP establishment than he dares to admit.
Indeed, as CNN reported last month, much of Cruz’s funding drive is being led by Neil Bush, brother of Jeb – the ultimate GOP insider.
Fiorina herself has also come under criticism for her role in offshoring U.S. jobs during her time at Hewlett-Packard. Trump’s promise to bring jobs home has been one of the key issues from which he has drawn support from anti-establishment voters.
As Breitbart’s Julia Hahn writes, “During her time at Hewlett Packard, Fiorina sparked fury when she declared that “There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore”— suggesting that American workers should be forced to compete with all of the world’s workers.
“Throughout her career as a high-powered businesswoman, Fiorina was an aggressive proponent of offshoring U.S. jobs, which she called “right-shoring”. As Forbes reported in 2002, “with the blessing of Chief Executive Carly Fiorina,” HP sought to “move everything” it could offshore.”
Both Cruz and Fiorina also support the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a globalist trade agreement that is being pushed by the Washington political establishment and has received the vehement backing of President Obama.
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