GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused President Obama and his former secretary of State, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE, of poorly representing America’s interests on the world stage.
“The world is a dangerous and tragic place when America is not leading,” Fiorina told the crowd at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. “Nowhere is leadership more important now than in the world.”
The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said Obama was on the verge of “terrible deal” with Iran, in which he "has violated every rule of good negotiation.” She added that her experience managing a multinational technology corporation had made her well-versed in global relations.
“I know more world leaders than anyone else on this national stage with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton,” said Fiorina.
“And unlike Hillary Clinton, I wasn’t there for photo-ops,” Florin said of the Democratic presidential candidate, her favorite target since announcing her White House bid.
Fiorina argued that she would erase Clinton’s “reset” with Russia by taking a harder line.
She advocated arming Ukraine, conducting military exercises with the Baltic States, increasing missile defense and expanding the Navy’s Sixth Fleet in Europe as measures she would use against Moscow's aggression.
“Vladimir Putin would get the message,” she said.
Fiorina charged that Clinton’s similarities to Obama maker her an unfit presidential successor.
“Hillary Clinton must not be the president of these United States,” she said.
“She must not be president of the United States as she is not trustworthy and does not have a record of leadership,” Fiorina added.
Fiorina repeated earlier campaign vows that she would make herself more publicly accessible than her possible Democratic opponent.
“Since I launched my campaign for the presidency less than three weeks ago, I have answered about 413 questions from the press, and yes, I am counting,” she said. “Hillary Clinton, I think, has answered 13 questions now since April 12.”
“We know that Hillary Clinton will not be held to account unless we have a nominee that holds her to account in the general election,” she added.