Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money when it comes to the 2016 presidential election. Fiorina announced her run for president on Monday, saying she is best for the job; however, the trolls lurking on the Internet are showing the world otherwise.
Someone took the domain name for Fiorina after she failed to register for the .org, and is using the website to bash her for her HP layoffs.
After entering the site, the troll behind the URL writes to inform the public that Fiorina, who does own CarlyFiorina.com, failed to register for the .org domain.
"So I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard," the site reads. "It was this many," the text continues, which is then followed by nothing but sad emoticons -— 30,000 sad faces to be exact.
Once you scroll down to the bottom of all the sad faces — which is dizzying — the domain owner then attempts to put real faces to these emoticons.
"That's 30,000 people she laid off," the site says. "People with families. And what does she say she would have done differently?"
The site then adds a quote from the former HP CEO where she says she would've done them "faster."
While Fiorina did head the company at a challenging time, she has defended her choices as CEO as being necessary for the company.
"We doubled the size of the company to almost $90 billion," Fiorina said in an April interview. "We quadrupled the growth rate from 2 percent to 9 percent, we tripled the rate of innovation to 11 patents a day, we quadrupled cash flow, we went from lagging to leading in every product category."
Still, we can't but help to think about all those sad faces.
Seems like Fiorina should have seen a public bashing of her track record coming, especially since other presidential contenders have been trolled on websites. JedBushForPresident.com is actually owned by a gay couple who are using the domain to educate others, and TedCruz.com shows that the Republican supports President Obama's immigration policy, where just the opposite is true.
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