As Fiorina explained to host Jimmy Fallon, she likes to make up songs – a tradition picked up from her mother – and puts particular focus on dogs Snickers and Max.
“I’ll only give you one,” she told Fallon, before turning “Rock Around the Clock” into a song about a lazy pooch.
Of course it wasn’t all fun and games for Fiorina on The Tonight Show. She also discussed fellow candidate Ben Carson’s recent inflammatory comments that a Muslim shouldn’t become president.
Carson told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday, “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” To which Carly responded Monday evening: “I think that’s wrong.”
“I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders,” she said. “Whether they are Christians, as I am — my faith has sustained me through some very bad times. I’ve battled cancer, I’ve lost a child, I’ve been tested. But whether it’s a person of Christian faith or Jewish faith or Muslim faith or other faiths, I think faith gives us humility, and empathy and optimism. And I think those are important things.”
“It says in our constitution religion cannot be a test for office,” Fiorina said. “Anyone of any faith is welcome here.”