Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s attempt to attack former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) didn’t quite go as planned on Wednesday.
Fiorina scheduled her own press conference outside of the Marriot Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina where Clinton was scheduled to speak. But instead of holding a press conference where she relentlessly attacked the former secretary of state, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO was peppered with questions about her own candidacy, according to The New York Times.
She was asked, for instance, about her decision to attend the Clinton Global Initiative last year given reports about foreign donations that went to the Clinton Foundation.
“Last year we didn’t know all the things we now know about the Clinton Foundation,” Fiorina said.
When Fiorina was asked if she would go again, she said she didn’t expect to get another invite.
Fiorina, according to the Times, appeared to get more frustrated as questions veered toward whether she was really a serious candidate. Fiorina was pressed on whether her trip to South Carolina was only for attacking Clinton. Another reporter pressed Fiorina if she was outside the hotel just because of Clinton.
“I planned to be here weeks and weeks ago!” Fiorina said. “I have a luncheon to go to, with the GOP here. This trip has been on my itinerary for a very long time.”
Fiorina tried to direct the questions back at Clinton.
“I hope you will continue to be as aggressive with Mrs. Clinton, wherever she is,” Fiorina said, before cutting off the questions after roughly 11 minutes.