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Carly Fiorina to Appear on 'The View' After Hosts Mock Her Looks

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will come face to face with the women on ABC talk show "The View" on Friday, a week after co-host Michelle Collins called her face "demented" and Joy Behar said she looked like a "Halloween mask."

In an episode following the GOP debate last Wednesday, Collins discussed the moment when candidates were asked about their greatest weakness, to which Fiorina responded, "After the last debate, I was told that I didn't smile enough." Then she smiled.

"She looked demented!" Collins said about her smile last Thursday.

"I wish it was a Halloween mask," Behar chimed in. "I'd love that."

Fiorina came back swinging, appearing on Fox News the following morning to say that she would debate the women of "The View" on her policies anytime.

"My message to the ladies of 'The View' is 'Man up,'" Fiorina told Fox News on Monday. "If you want to debate me on policies, man up and debate me on them. But don't sink to talking about my face."

This comes barely two months after Donald Trump was criticized for also mocking Fiorina's looks.

"Look at that face!' Trump told a Rolling Stone reporter. "Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!"

In addition to Fiorina, female journalists and hosts have also commented on the segment.

CNN reporter Brooke Baldwin responded to the "The View" exchange by saying the insults angered her "not just as a journalist, but as a woman," reminding viewers and the talk-show hosts of Trump's similar comments about Fiorina.

"Ladies, come on! Double standard much?" she added. "All I'm saying is we women can be the worst to one another."

Former "View" co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is now a co-host on "Fox & Friends," also called out Collins for attacking a fellow woman and calling it an example of "faux feminism," explaining the term as only supporting women who agree with their politics.

"View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg announced Fiorina's upcoming return visit on yesterday's episode, saying, "Carly will be here on Friday. I will not, but I do want to point out, Carly, that the last time you were here—and you'll see b-roll running—we welcomed you to our table. We helped raise your profile so you would be included in the sea of men. You weren't worried about any kind of Republican backlash—nobody was backlashing. We were respectful and gave you your due."

However, Goldberg implied Collins' comment was a mere "observation" rather than an insult.

"Just so we're all clear," Goldberg continued, "You have to know the difference between when somebody's coming for you, when somebody is paying you a compliment and when somebody is saying, 'Here's my observation.' If you can get that together, maybe you can be president."

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