Carly Fiorina Met With Putin in a Green Room, Despite Zinging Trump for Doing So

Fiorina met with Putin in a green room before a conference in 2001.

In 2001, Fiorina and Putin met for 45 minutes in a green room at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, where both were speakers.

Fiorina’s campaign confirmed that the meeting took place in a green room, but Press Secretary Anna Epstein drew a distinction between one at a conference and a green room at a TV show.

“Yes she met him in a green room, but not in a green room before a show,” Epstein said in an email to ABC News. “It was before a conference.”

Fiorina’s comment came in response to Trump saying that he "got to know [Putin] very well because we were both on '60 minutes.'"

During the debate, Fiorina went on to explain that despite having met Putin, she would not talk with the Russian leader at the present because she believes we are speaking to him from a "position of weakness" under the current administration.