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Carly Fiorina Posts Long Tweet Storm. Is She Going to Run For GOP Nomination?

Carly Fiorina, who previously served as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, ran for the Republican nomination in 2016. She was a critic of Donald Trump and he memorably responded to her rebukes by criticizing her looks. Eventually she attempted to become Ted Cruz’s running mate, but the duo were defeated by Trump.

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While she has been relatively quiet since 2016, she reappeared into the political world by posting a lengthy tweet thread. The thread, which was again critical of the President, led some to believe that she may be seeking to primary Trump.

The former CEO began her thread by writing, “In this country, we pledge allegiance to the flag, not the president. We swear fidelity to the Constitution, not the party. Our flag is a symbol of “one nation… indivisible… with liberty and justice for all.”

She also criticized Republicans who have been blindly loyal to Trump, “When did so many Republicans decide that we should also pledge allegiance to The Party and swear fidelity to President Trump? I have been called ‘disloyal’ because I am critical of Trump. I am not alone. Many others have been intimidated into silence or compelled to defend the indefensible.”

Fiorina finished her thread, writing, “Every elected official, including the President, is there to serve the citizenry, not the other way around. It is not a citizen’s job to “be loyal”; it is the official’s job to earn our loyalty. And when they cannot, we vote them out of office.”

Some pundits felt that this thread could be the start to a primary challenge from Fiorina. Writer Travis Akers wrote, “Carly Fiorina is potentially laying the groundwork to run again and joining Mark Sanford, Bill Weld, and Joe Walsh in challenging President Trump in the GOP primary.”

 

 



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