"I think I am the best person for the job"

Fiorina, the first female contender for the GOP nomination, has emerged as a vocal critic of Hillary Clinton in recent months, criticizing her State Department record and family foundation’s acceptance of donations from foreign governments.

“She clearly is not trustworthy, about a whole set of things,” Fiorina said this morning. “She peddled a fiction about [Benghazi, Libya] for a month, she hasn’t been transparent about her server and her emails, and now we see now all of these foreign government donations to the Clinton Global Initiative.”

Fiorina, who served as CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005, said her business management experience qualifies her to be president. “I understand executive decision-making, which is making a tough call in a tough time,” she said.

Of her lack of government experience – she has never held elected office – Fiorina said “our nation was intended to be a citizen government.”