Carly Fiorina earned a round of applause at the CNN debate when she responded to Donald Trump’s recent comment about her appearance, but Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Fiorina’s opponent in 2010, recalled on Wednesday a time when the former Hewlett Packard CEO made fun of her hair.
Before the debate on Wednesday night, Boxer spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about her Senate race against Fiorina in 2010. Boxer criticized Trump’s comment about Fiorina’s “face,” but the senator also noted Fiorina’s own comments about Boxer in 2010.
“That’s so off base, I can’t even go there,” Boxer said of Trump’s comment before pivoting to Fiorina. “But she should have realized that when she attacked me because my hairstyle was, quote, ‘So yesterday.'”
In 2010, Fiorina was caught on an open mic commenting on Boxer’s hair as she was prepping for an interview with CNN affiliate KXTV. Fiorina told her staff that someone saw Boxer on television and “said what everyone says, ‘God what is that hair?’ So yesterday!”