As Fiorina pointed out, an SEC investigation cleared her and corporate HP of any wrongdoing.
“I’ll run on that record all day long”, the former Hewlett Packard CEO – who was famously fired – told reporters.
“Well, it’s true of China and [others]”, added Fiorina, also noting Iran’s and Russia’s actions overseas .
“Wanna hear? You want me to hum a bar or two?”
“Dorky?” Fiorina said, giving Fallon a sharp look. “Ready?” Please don’t take a walk with me.
“I don’t want to put you on the spot”, Fallon told Fiorina.
Many candidates have used the late night stage to soften their image.
After a few hours of sleep, Fiorina blitzed through six morning-show interviews, an on-air victory lap of sorts. Taking a cue from his unforgettable predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon carrys on the tradition that audiences know and love – kicking off every show with the iconic “Tonight Show” monologue.
New off what was viewed as a triumphant civil argument execution a week ago, Fiorina has been ascending in surveys, No. 2 behind Trump as indicated by a CNN/ORC survey discharged on Monday.
She easily vaulted over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who seems to do well in retail politics but comes across in debates as extremely mild-mannered and reasonable, not a great approach in the reality-TV cauldron of the 2016 GOP presidential race.
She said she believes that people of faith – whether it be Christians, Jews or Muslims – make better leaders.
For some reason – maybe it was my last name – I was able to score three second-row seats at the Reagan Library for the two debates. I lost a child, I’ve been tested. “But whether it’s a person of Christian faith or Jewish faith or Muslim faith or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility, empathy and optimism, and I think those are important things”.
“I think that’s wrong“.
Fallon then asked whether Fiorina would be ok with a Muslim president.
In a post published on Medium, Fiorina’s Deputy Campaign Manager Sarah Isgur Flores took on criticism about the candidate, pushing back on recent reports characterizing the retired tech executive’s tenure as a failure.
More seriously, Fiorina spoke about foreign policy, describing Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a formidable adversary”.
Finally tonight, Donald Trump on the hot seat yet again.
She saw a bit of a jump after her performance in the first debate, but that was the mini-debate, the kiddie table affair. She is now the second place GOP candidate behind Donald Trump, whose own support dropped from 32% to 24%.
Representatives for Fiorina declined to comment to CNN about Trump’s assault, but during her Monday night appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon“, the candidate herself wasn’t quite so diplomatic.