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Candidate Fiorina Rips Trump for Outrageous Comments; GOP Presidential Hopeful Makes First Campaign Trip to Georgia

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Candidate Fiorina Rips Trump for Outrageous Comments; GOP Presidential Hopeful Makes First Campaign Trip to Georgia

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Byline: Walter C. Jones

ATLANTA | Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina blasted fellow Republican Donald Trump Tuesday for lacking leadership or a plan for confronting ISIS.

Most establishment Republicans are criticizing Trump for saying he would prohibit Muslims from immigrating to he United States this week.

Fiorina called his comment a gift to Democrats because it turns off most voters and disguises his lack of preparation.

"The pattern of Donald Trump is he never tells you what he is going to do. What he does is say something outrageous to grab the spotlight," she said.

"He insults people, but a leader doesn't try to make people small. Donald Trump is not really a leader either."

As one of the three Republican candidates who have never held elective office, Fiorina hopes to capitalize on voter dissatisfaction with veteran politicians.

She isn't shy about tossing a few brickbats at the outsider who is leading in most polls, Trump.

She said he chose to make a comment about Muslim immigrants to steal attention from Ted Cruz who had had a good week on the campaign trail.

But the reality television star never provides specifics about his plans because, she said, he isn't savvy enough.

"I learned a long time ago if someone can't explain something, they don't understand it," she said.

Tuesday's speech at Georgia Tech was Fiorina's first campaign appearance in Georgia.

But she has collected dozens of endorsements from Peach State politicians, mostly around metro Atlanta. Monday, she sent reporters an updated list that includes 33 new names to bring her' Georgia leadership list' to 51.

Among them are former 10th District congressional candidate Donna Sheldon of Dacula and state Rep. Valarie Clark of Lawrenceville.

Fiorina, a former chief executive of computer company Hewlett-Packard, is still introducing herself to Georgia voters who hadn't seen her as a Fox News commentator and didn't follow her campaign to unseat California's Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.

Fiorina won the Republican nomination but failed to defeat the veteran incumbent in a race that gained national attention. …

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