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Carly Fiorina Turns Trump Insults Into Empowering Campaign Video

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Tonight in Southern California, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump will finally come face-to-face with the woman he has openly insulted.

Not Rosie O'Donnell, although he's done that a few times. And not Fox anchor Megyn Kelly. He's jabbed at her, too.

No, this time, he will share a stage with Carly Fiorina, the only female GOP candidate—a stepmom, Stanford and MIT grad, and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who has come under fire from the former host of "The Apprentice" for her politics as well as her looks.

While we'll have to wait until 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to find out what will go down on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, we can take a look at the campaign video Fiorina released this week, turning Trump's words into something of a battle cry.

"Ladies, look at this face," Fiorina says in the video while addressing a group of female supporters. "And look at all of your faces — the face of leadership."

Fiorina's initial words are taken from a direct insult that Trump shared while being profiled for Rolling Stone magazine earlier this month.

When the GOP frontrunner reacted to a TV spot featuring Fiorina, according to the magazine:

"Trump's expression sours in schoolboy disgust as the camera bores in on Fiorina. 'Look at that face!' he cries. 'Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?! I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?' he says."

He has also tweeted that listening to Fiorina can give him a "massive headache."

Trump's style, however, hasn't diminished his poll numbers. The frontrunner has nabbed 27 percent of polled Republican primary voters, while Fiorina is lower in the GOP pack with 4 percent, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. In fact, Fiorina appeared in a kind of "junior varsity" segment of the first Republican debates, not interacting with the top candidates, because her poll numbers were so low.

Tonight, though, that changes. Fiorina and Trump will have the chance to go head to head on campaign issues ... and whatever else comes up.

And while the real-estate entrepreneur admits he "can tone it down a little bit when pressed," and says that he has a "great temperament," Fiorina says, "Mr. Trump's going to be hearing quite a lot from me."

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