Carly Fiorina informs Seth Meyers she just bought his .org domain. (Photo: NBC/“Late Night With Seth Meyers”)
Carly Fiorina made headlines this week when Internet users searching for information on the newly declared Republican presidential candidate discovered she had failed to secure CarlyFiorina.org — a site that was instead registered by an anonymous critic who used 30,000 sad-face emoticons to represent how many people the former Hewlett-Packard CEO laid off during her tenure at the company.
“You can’t buy every domain name,” Fiorina said Tuesday. “Maybe we should have, but we didn’t.”
Fiorina had some fun with it on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Tuesday, saying she had purchased SethMeyers.org before her appearance.
“Do you know who owns SethMeyers.org? I do,” she said. “I just bought it in the greenroom … I really did.”
The domain redirects to her campaign’s website.
“Actually, it was really cheap, Seth. I hate to tell you,” Fiorina said.
“Well, I’m gonna start laying people off, so you have something to put on it,” Meyers quipped.
Earlier in the interview, Fiorina tried to distinguish herself from the rest of the GOP pack.
“I’m not a professional politician,” she said. “I’ve done different things. I run charities, I run businesses. I started as a secretary.”
Fiorina also attempted to distinguish herself from Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton is kind of the personification of a professional political class,” she said. “Doesn’t mean she’s a bad person, it’s just she’s been in politics all her life, and a lot of people are tired of that.”