Fiorina Says Clinton Wants Beatable Trump as GOP Presidential Nominee

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg News/TNS) -

Carly Fiorina said that Hillary Clinton is hoping Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination because Trump couldn’t beat Clinton in a general election.

“She can beat Donald Trump. Donald Trump can’t beat Hillary Clinton,” said Fiorina in an interview on Fox News on Sunday.

According to Fiorina, Clinton desperately hopes to run against Trump rather than against Fiorina, because if Fiorina won the nomination, Fiorina would “reveal to the American people, again and again, the ‘Clinton way.’”

Fiorina, 61, criticized Clinton’s foreign-policy strategy after Saturday’s debate among the three remaining Democratic presidential candidates.

“She’s gotten every single foreign-policy challenge wrong, and no, Mrs. Clinton, we are not where we need to be,” Fiorina said, adding that the policies of Clinton and President Barack Obama amount to “leading from behind” and letting others set the agenda.

Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., is running in seventh place in polls of likely voters in Iowa, which will hold its first-in-the-nation caucuses Feb. 1, and eighth in New Hampshire, which holds its primary Feb. 9.