Carly Fiorina: Donald Trump 'Taps Into An Anger I Hear Every Day'

The 2016 GOP candidate and former head of Hewlett-Packard is interviewed on "This Week."
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for your time. That brings us to our next guest Carly fiorina. She broke through the glass ceiling at Hewlett Packard. After getting fired in a board room shake-up. She senate bid failed in 2010. She's reaching higher than ever. I'm Carly fiorina and I'm running for president. The only woman in a sprawling gop field, touting her corporate experience. I understand how the economy actually works. Reporter: Her personal journey. I'm a cancer survivor. Reporter: And taking on Hillary. Unlike her I actually accomplished something. Reporter: That's earning her good reviews at early campaign stops. Can that energy boost her poll Numbers and buy a ticket to those first debates? And Carly fiorina joins us live from Manchester, New Hampshire, good morning. Thank you for joining us. I want to start right there with the Iranian nuclear talks. You said you would have walked away from the talks a long time ago. If you were president, what would you be doing with Iran? Well, I would have walked away, because if you can't walk away from the negotiating table, the other side just keeps negotiating and that's precisely what happened. We have caved on every major goal that president Obama sent, as senator Menendez pointed out. Sao, I would walk away and I would tell the Iranians, until and unless they are prepared to open every nuclear facility, for full inspections we'll make it as difficult as possible for them to move money around the system. And beyond that, of course, we should have recognized from the outset that China and Russia have not been negotiating on our side of the table. It is in those two countries' interests that Iran's economy is open. They have been negotiating on Iran's side of the table. Let's talk about the economy right now. Jeb bush, has set a goal of 4% economic growth. He caused stir with this statement. Forced partition passion has to rise from its all-time low. People need to work longer hours and through their productivity gain more income for their families. That drew a lot of criticism from many fronts, including from the campaign of Ted Cruz. It would seem to me that governor bush would want to avoid the kind of comments that led voters to believe that governor Romney was out of touch with the economic struggles that Americans are facing. What did you think of that comment from governor bush and do you agree with his goal of 4% growth? Well, I think 4% growth is a good goal, and I think the fact that we have become used to an economy that sort of putt-putts between 1% and 2% is tranelic. I think we need to understand what the true engine of economic growth and job creation is in this country. It has always been small businesses, new businesses, family-owned businesses, community-based businesses. That create two-thirds of the job. And employ half the people. We are now crushing those businesses. In fact, we're destroying more businesses in the United States now that are being created for the first time in our history. Meanwhile, crony capitalism is alive and well. Because with a very large, complicated government which we have, only the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well-connected can survive. Americans who have jobs are working longer and longer hours. Those who are working part time want to work full time. We're tangling people's lives up in webs of dependence. Yes, we need to grow this economy, but that begins by understanding where growth and job creation come from, that's the small, the new, the family-owned businesses. The community-based businesses. Those are being crushed by the weight and the power of this federal government. Big economic speech coming tomorrow from Hillary Clinton. She's going to address the defining challenge of our time, the wage gap, the fact Americans are working harder than ever before and their wages aren't going up. Do you agree with the way that she's defined the problem? Well, I think income inequality is a huge problem. Let's look to the state of California, where I lived for 12 years. Liberal policies have been in place for decades and yet 111 billionaires, good for them the highest poverty rates in the nation, the destruction of industry after industry, now they're destroying agricultural in California. The truth is, Hillary Clinton's ideas create more income inequality. Why? Because bigger government creates crony capitalism. When have a 70,000-page tax code, you got to be very wealthy, very powerful, very well connected to dig your way through that tax code. So, she may decry income inequality. I will continue to point out is that every policy she's pursuing will make income inequality even worse. And meanwhile, we'll continue to crush the businesses that create jobs and middle class families. Donald Trump drawing a huge crowd in Phoenix, Arizona, last night. I know you have already critiqued his campaign so far, saying he's trying to get a whole bunch of attention, but is the republican party at the risk of the side-show now becoming the main event and will you support Donald Trump if indeed the long shot comes through, he's the nominee? It's interesting. I have been in New Hampshire now for six days and I haven't been asked a single question about Donald Trump, on the other hand, I think, Donald Trump taps into an anger that I hear every day, people are angry that a common sense thing like securing the border or ending sanctuary cities is somehow considered extreme, it's not extreme, it's commonsense. We need to secure the border. Both parties talk a good game, give good speeches but somehow nothing ever really changes. Carly fiorina, thank you very much for joining us this morning. Coming up, a whole new look at Atticus finch in this year's

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