Storyline highlightsDonald Trump said he wasn’t referring to Carly Fiorina’s looks, but her persona during a magazine interviewFiorina declined to hit back, but Hillary Clinton said she’s be happy to debate any nominees who “Revel in dissing girls”Trump continues to direct the GOP pack and his support among Republican women has grown”I am not talking about appears. I’m discussing character,” Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.”.

Trump did not just call in to CNN. He’d a similar message on The View, the day talk show geared toward women.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was fast to allude to it Thursday morning during a campaign event in Ohio.”We hear from candidates on the other side about turning back the clock on women’s rights and t’s one particular candidate who only appears to revel in insulting women,” Clinton said.

Trump leads in new poll, leads with Republican womenTrump continues to defy the laws of politics.

He is the leader among Republican girls in the poll: Their growing support for him has helped him solidify his area near the top of the GOP pack.

While he gained only 4 points among men in the past month, he’s up 13 points among women, growing from 20% in August to 33% now.

“I cherish girls. And will shield women. And take good care of girls. And I ‘ve great respect for women.”

Fiorina refused the opportunity to punch back Wednesday night on Fox News with Megyn Kelly, possibly preferring instead to let Trump roll around in his own controversy.

“She goes down as one of the worst ever,” Trump said, slamming Fiorina’s “Terrible past” in business, including when she was fired as Hewlett Packard’s CEO.Fiorina laid off 30,000 employees during her time as HP’s CEO and the company’s stock value was nearly halved during her time as CEO during a contentious merger with Compaq that she led.