Carly Fiorina appeared on MSNBC immediately after the campaign rally where Sen. Texas Cruz announced he would select her as his candidate for vice president if he becomes the GOP's nominee and took on Donald Trump. Transcript, via MSNBC:
HALLIE JACKSON, NBC NEWS: Donald Trump criticized Hillary Clinton, saying that she is in this – essentially, she’s playing the gender card. Do you agree with him?
CARLY FIORINA: You know, I think Donald Trump clearly has a problem with women. Clearly. I mean, the week we had a terrorist attack in Brussels, he attacked Heidi Cruz. So I think Hillary Clinton sometimes says to people vote for me because I'm a woman. I would never say to somebody vote for me because I'm a woman. I would say vote for me, vote for Ted, because you think we're qualified and principled.
I'm offended, frankly, when Democrats talk about women's issues. Because we're the majority of the nation, and every issue that faces this nation is a woman's issue.
Fiorina also addressed her criticism of Cruz when she was a candidate for president:
JACKSON: One of the things I’ve heard you say on the campaign trail, just a couple of months ago, is that Ted Cruz is like any other politician. He says what he has to get elected. Tonight – today, you said, he is who he says he is. So were you wrong in January when you were that critical of Senator Cruz?
FIORINA: Yeah. And that's why I voted for him in the voting booth before I ever had a conversation with him about endorsing him. I went into the voting booth in my hometown in Virginia, and I voted for Ted Cruz. Why? Because I think we need a conservative in the White House who understands that it is the system of crony capitalism and insider dealing that is bleaching away the prosperity and opportunity and potential of this nation.
And I also think we need someone who is going to fight. And Ted Cruz is a fighter. And I have come to know this man. He is who he says he is. He will do what he says, and I'm proud to stand by him and have this fight.