Trump aide: Wall Street Journal editor’s tweet ‘sexist’

Trump aide: Wall Street Journal editor’s tweet ‘sexist’
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A top aide to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Has Trump beaten the system? MORE says a Wall Street Journal editor was “sexist” for mocking the president-elect’s meeting with Carly Fiorina Monday.

Bret Stephens, the Journal’s deputy editorial page editor, weighed in online after Trump huddled with the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP White House hopeful.


Kellyanne Conway, who managed Trump’s presidential campaign, suggested that Stephens crossed a line by poking fun at Fiorina while mentioning her gender.

Stephens then tweeted a follow-up, dismissing Conway’s criticism.

Fiorina is reportedly under consideration to become Trump’s director of national intelligence despite their at-times fierce rivalry in the GOP presidential primaries. The former tech executive said earlier Monday that she and Trump discussed hacking by foreign actors during their meeting.

“China [is] probably our most important adversary,” she said of their discussion. "We talked about hacking, whether it’s Chinese hacking or purported Russian hacking.

“We talked about the opportunity that the president-elect has to literally reset things, to reset the trajectory of this economy, to reset the role of government, to reset America’s role in the world and how we’re perceived abroad.”

Fiorina touted her experience serving on the CIA’s External Advisory Board from 2007 to 2009 during her brief White House bid.

The businesswoman’s time in that role would help her as director of national intelligence, where she'd be in charge of overseeing the nation’s various intelligence agencies.

Fiorina and Trump had an often-strained relationship on the campaign trail before the former ended her bid last February.

Trump mocked Fiorina’s appearance in September 2015, for example, wondering how anyone could imagine “that face” on the next president.

Fiorina, meanwhile, called for Trump’s exit from the White House race last in the cycle, after a 2005 audio recording of him speaking crudely about women was published.