Rolling Stone, a magazine well known for its progressive stance interviewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for its September 24 cover. The article’s most talked about passage on Wednesday was a Trump comment about rival Republican 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina.
Writer Paul Solotaroff was interviewing Trump and watching a newscast when a video clip zoomed in on Fiorina.
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” Trump said to Solotaroff. “Can you imagine that, the face of our next president.
Trump added, “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not s’posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?”
Solotaroff continued his cover story (headlined “Taking Trump Seriously”) by saying:
“And there, in a nutshell, is Trump’s blessing and his curse: He can’t seem to quit while he’s ahead. The instincts that carried him out to a lead and have kept him far above the captious field are the same ones that landed him in ugly stews with ex-wives, business partners, networks, supermodels and many, many other famous women.”
The quotes stirred much controversy on Twitter Wednesday evening. A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign declined to comment.
“Look at that face!” Shocking quotes from latest @RollingStone profile on @realDonaldTrump. @brianstelter w details: http://t.co/isnKToFjLK
During the interview with Solotaroff, Trump handed the him a copy of a New York magazine article titled “How Roger Ailes Picked Trump, and Fox News’ Audience, Over Megyn Kelly,” indicating that Trump is not over his recent feud with Kelly.
It was the same article he handed to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd when she visited him a couple of weeks ago.
“I don’t start these fights, but I sure as hell win them,” Trump told Solotaroff.
A spokeswoman for the magazine said the issue will hit newsstands on Friday.
The Blaze reported that Carly Fiorina appeared on the Fox News Channel this evening and responded:
“I think those comments speak for themselves,” Fiorina said. “Honestly, Megyn, I’m not going to spend a single cycle wondering what Donald Trump means.”
“But maybe, just maybe, I’m getting under his skin a little bit, because I am climbing in the polls.”