Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Thursday she campaigned because she believes America needs a conservative who will challenge the system — and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, not Donald Trump, is that person.
Fiorina on Wednesday threw her support behind Cruz, saying the U.S. senator from Texas was the only candidate left who could topple front-runner Trump and take the White House from Democrats.
Trump on Thursday told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that Cruz will never get elected because he cannot win states, given his "views on things."
Reacting to that comment, Fiorina said it was "spoken like a guy who is actually not a conservative — he's not — spoken like a guy who has no intention of challenging the system. He is the system."
"He's going to cut deals all day long. The only trouble is those deals benefit him, and they will harm the people who are voting for him," the former Hewlett-Packard CEO said.