Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Presidential Bid on 'GMA'

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The Republican candidate also took shots at Hillary Clinton on the ABC morning show.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina launched her Republican presidential bid on Monday's Good Morning America.

The one-time California Senate candidate made her announcement in a sit-down interview with George Stephanopoulos shortly after the ABC morning show's 7 a.m. start time. She also posted an online video about her campaign at roughly the same time.

Fiorina had teased on Twitter that she was stopping by GMA to "discuss some big news."

When Stephanopoulos asked her if she is running for president she replied, "Yes, I am running" and listed her qualifications, saying she "understand[s]" the economy; "how the world works"; "bureaucracies, and that's what our federal government has become — a giant, bloated, unaccountable corrupt bureaucracy; technology and "executive decision-making, which is making a tough call in a tough time with high stakes, for which you're prepared to be held accountable."

Although Fiorina has never held elective office, she became a figure in Republican politics in 2010 when she ran for Senate in California and lost to incumbent Barbara Boxer.

On GMA, she framed herself as an outsider at a time in which voters, she says, are "tired of the political class," arguing that her presidency would mark a return to "citizen government."

The only female Republican candidate in a crowded field that already includes Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also criticized Hillary Clinton in her interview with Stephanopoulos.The ABC News anchor and former Bill Clinton staffer cited Fiorina's previous attacks on the former Secretary of State as she has traveled the country exploring a run for president.

"I have a lot of admiration for Hillary Clinton, but she clearly is not trustworthy, has not been transparent about a whole set of things," Fiorina said, listing Clinton's Benghazi, email and Clinton Global Initiative donation scandals as things she hasn't been open about.

Watch Fiorina's full interview with Stephanopoulos below.

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