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Carly Fiorina once said her now-running mate Ted Cruz will say "whatever" to get elected

Ted Cruz will reportedly announce businessperson Carly Fiorina as his choice for vice president on Wednesday afternoon.

But that could lead to some fairly awkward moments on the campaign trail, given that Fiorina recently ran against Cruz in the Republican primary and had some rather mean things to say about him.

For example, earlier this year, CNN's Dana Bash asked Fiorina if Cruz "would doom the Republicans' chances in November." Fiorina responded:

I would say that Ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan. He says another thing in Iowa. He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he's going to do as he pleases. I think the American people are tired of the political class that promises much and delivers much of the same.

Previously, Fiorina also told Fox News, "I find it odd that Sen. Ted Cruz did not renounce his dual Canadian citizenship until 2014 when it became clear he was running for president."

Of course, it's also true that Fiorina was at this point saying what she felt she needed to say to get elected. For her, that meant promoting herself as a businessperson who can stand up to the political class, including Cruz, and get change done in Washington.

But it's just a bit awkward now that she could be Cruz's running mate — assuming Cruz even beats Donald Trump, which looks increasingly unlikely.


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