Former Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannMellman: The 'lane theory' is the wrong lane to be in White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations Klobuchar urges CNN town hall audience: 'That's when you guys are supposed to cheer, OK?' MORE (R-Minn.) Thursday evening dismissed charges of sexism over GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE's comments on women.

"I feel like all this kind of stuff is like nonsense," Bachmann said during an appearance on CNN after host Don LemonDon Carlton LemonBiden urges senators to have 'courage' for impeachment trial Biden lashes out at Graham on Ukraine: 'I'm just embarrassed by what you're doing' CNN's Don Lemon: I'm not some partisan liberal Democrat MORE referenced Trump's remarks on GOP rival Carly Fiorina.

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Trump defended himself as commenting on Fiorina's "persona" after several top presidential candidates blasted him for mocking Fiorina's "face" in a magazine story this week.

"The main thing really that really, honestly, voters are thinking about are the 54 million women of working age who are not in the workforce today because there are not jobs for them," Bachmann continued on CNN.

"What women want is a sense of security. They want to know that somebody in their family has a good job and that somebody is bringing food home and that you can have a good life," she added.

A 2012 candidate for president, Bachmann won the Iowa Straw poll but finished sixth in the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus.