Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said in an interview aired Sunday that the fact checkers were correct about a number she cited Wednesday at the CNBC debate.
Fiorina had said that, “92 percent of the jobs lost during Barack Obama’s first term belonged to women.” Fact checkers ruled the statement to be false shortly thereafter.
In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Fiorina corrected the record.
“Well, in this particular case the fact checkers are correct. The 92 percent, it turns out, was the first three-and-a-half years of Barack Obama’s term, and in the final six months of his term things improve,” Fiorina said. “But this is what the liberal media always does, it attacks the messenger trying to avoid the message.”
Fiorina added that she “misspoke” at the debate.
Watch the full interview:
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