Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may criticize Hillary Clinton a lot, but she says that shouldn't stop voters from viewing the former Hewlett-Packard CEO as a qualified leader in her own right.

"It's true that the media picks up what they want to," Fiorina told a Breitbart News Q&A Monday. "[But] I started out as a secretary in a nine person real estate firm and went on to become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world."

Fiorina said she understands the U.S. economy "better, honestly, than anyone running" and has a unique history of diplomatic relationships with foreign leaders that gives her an advantage as a White House contender.

"I know more world leaders on the stage today than anyone running, with the possible exception of Hillary Clinton — maybe she's met a few more than I have over the years," she added.

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