Donald Trump at a Tea Party Patriots rally against the Iran nuclear deal on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 9, 2015.
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September 10, 2015 10:15 AM EDT

Donald Trump says he was talking about Carly Fiorina’s “persona” – not her looks – when he suggested that voters won’t select the only woman in the GOP field because of “that face.”

In a new interview in Rolling Stone released late Wednesday, GOP frontrunner Trump said of the former HP chief “Look at that face!?”

“Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” the magazine quotes Trump as saying while he and his staff watch a television appearance by Fiorina.

The real estate mogul reportedly added: “I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not…

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