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On "The Kelly File" tonight, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina responded to a sexist tweet that conservative radio host and Ted Cruz endorser Steve Deace sent out during last night's GOP debate.

"Wow...Fiorina goes full v****a right away," Deace wrote after seeing Fiorina's opening statement, in which she mentioned her battle with breast cancer, the death of her stepdaughter and the difficult time she had climbing the corporate ladder as a woman, including being called "every b-word in the book."

Here's the full transcript of Fiorina's statement:

Like all of you I'm angry. I'm angry at what's happening to our nation. Citizens, it's time to take our country back. Bombastic insults won't take it back. Political rhetoric that promises a lot and delivers little won't take it back. All of our problems can be solved. All of our wounds can be healed by a tested leader who is willing to fight for the character of our nation. I have been tested. I have beaten breast cancer. I have buried a child. I started as a secretary. I fought my way to the top of Corporate America while being called every b-word in the book. I fought my way into this election and on to this debate stage while all the political insiders and the pundits told, 'it couldn't be done.' I've been told 'no' all my life. And all my life, I've refused to accept no as an answer. Citizens, it is time to take our country back from the political class, from the media, from the liberal elite. It can be done, it must be done, join me and we will get it done.

Fiorina told Megyn Kelly that she told her story - an American story - in her opening statement, just like the other candidates on the stage.

"It's inexplicable to me why this major surrogate of Ted Cruz thought that was playing the 'v-card,'" Fiorina said, asserting this is evidence that Cruz would not be able to defeat Hillary Clinton in a general election.

Fiorina said she will never ask for people's support because she's a woman, but because she believes she's the most qualified candidate.

"I also happen to be a woman."


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