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Is Donald Trump Prejudiced?

Arne + December 17th, 2005 + 100 replies

Is Donald Trump prejudiced?

It makes me online cialis wonder, it seems to me that Donald Trump tried in every way NOT TO HIRE RANDAL who was the obvious choice.

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Fans that are sounding off, what is it that you are upset about! Really what did Rebecca do to make it that far? She really didn't contribute much in ANY TASK! She used her injury to her advantage and gained sympathy from fans.

If Rebecca's foot wasn't injured she most likely would of been targeted from the group and fired!

I didn't like Alla's way but I do agree with Alla when she truthfully said that Rebecca didn't give anything!

Randall also lost his grandmother! He went to her funeral and came right back on the task!

Rebecca on two occasions misrepresented Randal's role in a task when he did indeed contribute to the task. Why did Rebecca do this? Because she knew Randal was the competition!

Rebecca is by trade a media/reporter, so we do know that she is well trained in misleading the audience/readers with the truth and the facts.

Donald Trump in many apprentice shows had fine young African Americans and yet each time he would let them get oh so close and find a reason to let them go!

I will also say one thing Donald Trump is not representative of what Americans are and what they stand for! For one thing I was extremely proud and impressed with the fired potential apprentices who supported Randal even though they got fired! They harboured no resentment and they were behind him 1000 percent of the way. These folks are representative of American Thought.

Internationally Americans are thought to be racists, which Americans are consistently showing that they are not what others think of them. They proved it with the Apprentice and they proved it in Big Brother when America voted Keyser back in the house.

Mr. Trump, George and Carolyn may want to take some humble lessons from their fellow Americans and Mr. Trump may want to consider the dirty trick he played on Randal by giving him his first bout of Authority and having him make the decision if Rebecca should also be hired.

The bottom line is Rebecca did not deserve to win and the right person was hired!

I am surprised and even shocked that Donald would consider hiring Rebecca who never won a task and was mostly on the losing side each week. The one and only reason Rebecca won was because Randal did want her to gain the win, because Randal guided Rebecca on her one and only win( with Randal) that the actor they had was not up to par, and also because Randal was ready willing and able to ensure they got the win when he stepped in and did the skit in place of a boring actor. Had Rebecca stayed with this actor it would of been another defeat.

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In reality the final competition should of been between Randal and ALLA.

Rebecca the person who says she worked with Colin Powell and raised $750,000 at 15 years of age, didn't raise a dime for the event she was leading. Rebecca tried to mislead Trump when she said Randal over thinks! and loses focus. Really!!!! Rebecca, Carolyn herself said you had lost focus of what the final and most important task was and that was to raise money for a worthy cause! Further if Rebecca expects us to believe that at 15 she raised this amount of cash, I would venture to say that it is only because a famed person like Colin Powell was with her! My one question to Rebecca is if you were so good at raising money, why didn't you step to the plate and help the leaders of each task achieve their goal! Hell you should of been winning tasks left and right! If you were so good you would of found a way to respect the yahoo executives wishes and still raised the money for the charity. Instead you fumbled once more.

Congratulations Randal you deserved to win and it was a HONEST WIN!

I believe one of the fired potential apprentices told Mr. Trump ” it was a railroad right from the beginning” which I tend to agree what you did last night the Donald was indeed a railroad!

The bottom line is that Randal was the best man for the job and that Rebecca flew under the radar right down to the end!

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100 Comments

  1. Rick replied:

    Stand back and get ready for the flames!

    Finally, someone writes an article that is right on target! Too bad that the Randal haters will ignore ALL of the facts (and even make up a few of their own) and flame Randal relentlessly because they wanted a Hollywood ending to what is supposed to be a job interview/competition. Randal did something most of us wouldn’t have the guts to do. Heck, I probably would’ve gone the other way and regretted it the next day. Congrats Randal!

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:27 pm (permalink)

  2. Joe Pankin replied:

    You’re a dumbass

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:30 pm (permalink)

  3. Joe Pankin replied:

    and no, i’m not a randal hater. i just think you’re a dumbass

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:30 pm (permalink)

  4. Rick replied:

    Opinion noted Joe. Merry Christmas. And don’t forget to write a note before you shoot yourself on Saturday.

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:42 pm (permalink)

  5. Charles replied:

    I totally agree. I posted similar comments last week. The competition between Rebecca and Randall wasn’t even close! Randall is 3-0 and rebecca is 1-2 as a proect manager ( 1 win the courtesy of Randall). Randall raised $11,000 and successfully promoted the awarness for Autism speaks, Rebecca focused on branding Yahoo, and raising money and awarness for her charity was non-existant. Neither team had a plan B and had to adapt to contingency on the fly. Randall’s crisis was a rainout of the softball game – cancellation of an event and complete change of plans v.s. Rebecca’s crisis – getting a new MC (hardly comprable).

    If Trump wanted to hire Rebecca he should have waited a couple days after the show. Don’t give the title to Randall for 5 seconds and ask him to split it with Rebecca. Randall did Trump a favor by doing what he did. It saved Trump from a racial controversy. If Trump proceeded to hire both Rebecca and Randall, there would have been a tremendous backlash from it. It would still be all over the news today. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farakahn would hav gone crazy. It would have eventually led to a cancellation of the Apprentice, and Trump would have been labeled a blatant racist. It would eventually had led to resignation of Randall and Rebecca.

    On thing I lie to add. Trump is not a successful business mogul that he promotes himself to be! He is leveraged way over his head. His company has more debt than assets, he’s filed 2 bankruptcies in 10 years, his bid to get into the airline business was unsuccessful, in 2004 he lost his organization lost over $191 million. Trump is all about self-promotion. He’s the modern day Barnum and Bailey. It’s all about the ego.

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:43 pm (permalink)

  6. Joe replied:

    Good lord, at least learn how to use the word “prejudice” if you are going to write a column for public consumption. English classes at the local community college might be just what’s needed here.

    December 19th, 2005 at 2:48 pm (permalink)

  7. molly replied:

    I guess lots of people have already told you this but I’m putting in my two cents because it is a particular pet peeve of mine. You have a glaring error in your headline. The correct word should be “prejudiced,” with a “d” on the end of the word.

    December 19th, 2005 at 4:17 pm (permalink)

  8. RealityTVFan replied:

    Really, where? Sure looks right to me…. :)

    December 19th, 2005 at 4:19 pm (permalink)

  9. Rick replied:

    It’s a miracle! God bless us one and all. :)

    December 19th, 2005 at 4:57 pm (permalink)

  10. K replied:

    I agree with Joe Pankin……I’d add ignorant. I’d also add, Randal was a hero to me, I thought he was great, now I think he’s a selfish idiotic jerk. And I think Trump is too now….he never should have asked his opinion.

    December 19th, 2005 at 5:09 pm (permalink)

  11. Damien Outlaw replied:

    Great Article

    I agree

    Rebecca supporters: Can you give me three things rebecca did that was so great?
    She was overhyped like no other apprentice canidate

    December 19th, 2005 at 5:11 pm (permalink)

  12. Urnightmare replied:

    You have picked a tough row to hoe . Not sure if its a point
    you’re ho’ing or you just like ho’ing….lol…but that fact of the matter is…. Your selling job on this is weak because the polls to date indicate the vast majority of people who watched and/or voted feel cheated by Randal’s failure to act in a genial manner.

    Not a business manner, not a winners manner, not a contestants manner,
    not a The Apprentice manner but a genial manner.

    What could have been a stupendously successful win-win episode is now a
    show stopping, punch-in-the-gut, leave a bad-taste-in-the-mouth, don’t
    -want-to-watch-anymore-Apprentice-idiots-screwup episode.

    DT’s style of management does not allow him to push these types of
    decisions on his managers/employees. He lets them manage his projects
    into a success so they can share in the feeling of those successes. The
    same goes with the failures, that way they can learn what it feels like
    to be a success and what it feels like to be a failure.

    Its a powerful management approach that supports learning and growth.
    Regardless of what DT says publicly, Randal will forever be known for
    a “failure” and do something the vast majority of people would
    succeeded in doing given the chance or being in his place, and that was
    being a genial and gracious winner.

    December 19th, 2005 at 5:23 pm (permalink)

  13. Rick replied:

    Was Rebecca acting in a genial manner when she falsely criticized him in the boardroom after the XM Radio task? Nope she was being a competitor. Was she acting in a genial manner when she said he “overthinks” even though he won 4 our 4 tasks as PM. Nope, she was trying desperately to win. This isn’t about being genial. This is about winners and losers. Trump chose the winner. So there is only one spot left for Rebecca. Besides, he only asked Trump to not hire her “tonight.” Unclog your ears. He left the door wide open for Trump to hire her the next day if he wanted.

    December 19th, 2005 at 5:47 pm (permalink)

  14. RealityTVFan replied:

    Hey Rick, You may be right…..however, it is true that the polls out there are way in favor of Rebecca. Not saying this is right or wrong, just interesting.

    And, is it really about winners and losers? Or is it about making an organization stronger and being part of an overall team. Now, you may think Rebecca is not qualified to work for Trump. If that is the case so be it. But, Trump certainly seemed to think so and by not welcoming Rebecca, Randal may have made the overall team weaker which is not good business practice. He used the Olympics analogy which I don’t like because they are all competing against each other even after the race is over, but in business it is about working together. Randal won, fair and square, but he could have helped the Trump organization from a business perspective. Perhaps he truly didn’t believe she would be a good asset but he said himself the next day that he respected her and thought she would be great in the organization so I don’t think so. I realize, heat of the battle and all that stuff, but he could have had the title of Apprentice and made a stronger team to work with, and in that he messed up.

    December 19th, 2005 at 6:01 pm (permalink)

  15. Justin aka Juice replied:

    Great article. Randal was in a no win situation, damn if he did and damn if he didn’t. IMO Rebecca, didn’t show me any reason why she should have been a co-winner of the Apprentice, She was 1-2, been in the board room countless of times. In additional in the final task she raised zero bling. On the other hand Randall 3-0 and raised 11 000 bling, why should he tell the bad hair guy to hire her. And to think people are calling Randall selfish, if he had hired her I think he would have been label stupid. Moreover, I believe Randall told the bad hair guy he could hire her but not tonight. Randall is a smart guy, he left the ultimated decision with Trump. And who have known the plural of apprentice was apprenti Damn Randall you are the man. Good Luck dude you are one of my heroes. You impress me from the start to the end.

    December 19th, 2005 at 6:10 pm (permalink)

  16. RealityTVFan replied:

    Actually Justin, the plural of apprentice is apprentices, see definition below. Just so we are clear!

    ap·pren·tice Audio pronunciation of “apprentice” ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-prnts)
    n.

    1. One bound by legal agreement to work for another for a specific amount of time in return for instruction in a trade, art, or business.
    2. One who is learning a trade or occupation, especially as a member of a labor union.
    3. A beginner; a learner.

    tr.v. ap·pren·ticed, ap·pren·tic·ing, ap·pren·tic·es

    To place or take on as a beginner or learner.

    December 19th, 2005 at 6:23 pm (permalink)

  17. Rick replied:

    So funny when people jump on the “apprenti” thing. I guess you have never heard that kind of sarcasm before. It’s actually used on TV sitcoms all the time. . .mis-using the “i” at the end to show plurality. But, oh well, it doesn’t really matter anyway does it? He could have used perfect english, and people still would have attacked him. Sarcasm doesn’t go over well when you’re not saying what people want to hear. And no Randal-haters will ever address the fact put forth by Justin. Randal just said, “Not tonight.” Trump could’ve hired her the next day. He didn’t. So obviously, he didn’t see anything in her but a cool headline: “TRUMP HIRES TWO APPRENTI”

    December 19th, 2005 at 7:12 pm (permalink)

  18. RealityTVFan replied:

    So you are saying that Randal was being funny on purpose eh? Maybe, I was just pointing it out cause Justin was making him out to be linguistic genius for his command of the language………..

    December 19th, 2005 at 7:25 pm (permalink)

  19. Rick replied:

    That one wasn’t really aimed at you. But, it’s been used over and over again on the forums like Randal took an idiot pill that night or something or he had somehow “tricked” us into thinking he was good speaker and the “real” Randal came out in that one word, LOL!

    December 19th, 2005 at 7:32 pm (permalink)

  20. hm... replied:

    Actually, I would bet that the producers at The Apprentice had to play up Rebecca’s performance on the last task for dramatic effect to get ratings. Randal was the clear-cut winner from the get-go. And I am glad that the contestant that most deserved the win actually won for a change!

    If Rebecca had actually come away with the win, I would agree with you 100% that Donald Trump is racist. In this case, I think it’s more of a ploy to gain viewership for the show’s finale than having anything to do with racism…

    December 19th, 2005 at 7:41 pm (permalink)

  21. OnlyTruth replied:

    I am a black guy who has a couple of degrees and works in the business world. I also lost a little respect for Randall. I was even a little suprised he won. Yes, he proved himself in the past but you think a man with so much education would know how to express in a more gracious way. Rebecca did deserve what he dished out. Randall saw dollar signs and went a little crazy. He should have held his composure. I also was disappointed with him in the last task. I can’t believe that Marshaw and him looked from the office at someone working hard all by themselves and gave no thought to helping them. It looked really bad when they only commented “wow he’s a great worker” and stayed in the air conditioned office. It screamed lazy. It probably back to bad home training. On a selfish and totally racially bais note I am glad that a black man won. I am also glad that he represents the fact that a african american man is capable of any level of academic achievement that anyone else is. But how you handle yourself in success is enen more important then losing graciously.

    December 19th, 2005 at 8:40 pm (permalink)

  22. OnlyTruth replied:

    I have a couple of degrees but I can’t type. Rebecca did not deserve the harsh comments and lack of graciousnes. Is what I meant to express.

    December 19th, 2005 at 8:43 pm (permalink)

  23. Evans replied:

    I love your article!!! Right on, Rebecca did not desrve to be Trump’s apprentice, Randal did — period!!!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:46 am (permalink)

  24. PDK replied:

    I was concerned when Trump used so many adjectives to describe Rebecca, but said only that “Randal is just Randal.” What was that? I think the show displayed a weakness of Trump; and that is, he left the dirty work up to Randal. Yes, I do believe that Randal was the clear winner and that Rebecca did a lot of “hopping” on the ankle for effect. A broken ankle is an unfortunate event, but losing a grandmother is a life-altering tragedy which was not really mentioned as much. I felt Randal should not have been placed in the position to decide for Trump; and initially, I was shocked and somewhat disappointed with his answer–but remember, no other apprentice was asked to share the victory ever! I also felt that Rebecca made low-blow jabs early in the game when she realized the momentum Randal was acheiving. Rebecca may claim now that she would have hired Randal, but who knows for sure. She never came across as an angel. Randal had already been gracious to Rebecca by helping her achieve her ONLY win. Randal also had just fought long and hard for the position so I think he was still in the mindset when Trump asked him about hiring Rebecca. I felt that Trump underestimated Randal on all accounts. In the end, I do think Randal should have stuck to his guns, but it would have been a little more tolerable if he had said it in a much more gracious manner. From my viewpoint, I don’t think Trump really wanted to hire Randal in the first place, but because of Randal’s record, background, management style, strength through adversity, and showing in the final task in overcoming obstacles and making a profit, he had no choice.

    December 20th, 2005 at 7:57 am (permalink)

  25. Chandra replied:

    You’re the type of person that would pull the wings off a fly and run an old lady over to get a 25 cent discount on toothpaste aren’t you?

    December 20th, 2005 at 8:35 am (permalink)

  26. Let's be real. replied:

    Trump is going to do whatever he can to get ratings for his show. Case in point we are still talking about the finale a week after. That is genius. As far as Trump being a racist, I think that is crazy. If he sees any color it is green. As far as Omorosa’s claims, she is not complaining about the guest appearances he has given her. And, she was not qualified to work for Trump. You have to be cool,calm,and collected in business. You can’t whine whenever you have a job to do, and please find something else besides the race card, that is beyond old. I have seen plenty of successful black people, more so then alot of white people. See they didn’t spend their time saying the white man kept them down. They actually worked to get where they areand achieved the American dream. We are so scared to be called racists that there is now an overwhelming amount of reverse racism. Lets not forget that slave traders could never have done what they did without the help of more than willing money hungry africans.

    December 20th, 2005 at 8:37 am (permalink)

  27. gabe replied:

    lets be real, you are a racist for bringing up slavery, lets not forget that white people are responsible for killing millions of people around the world for centuries so why don’t you say 9/11 or Pearl harbour was prefectly fine because YOU have BOMBED & ENSLAVED all other races ??

    White people don’t blame themselves for causing other people to kill them why should black people blame themselves for less?

    Thats why people are saying americans are racist… they have different standards for black and white.

    A black apprentice can have the BEST RECORD IIN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE SHOW and still be the ONLY apprentice EXPECTED to SHARE in the reward.

    Bill was never asked to share his apprenticeship with Kwame and yet their records were CLOSER than Randalls and Rebeccas.

    Stop beng racist and then you won’t have to complain about being be called one.

    December 20th, 2005 at 9:52 am (permalink)

  28. gabe replied:

    …and any white person who feels reverse racism has to the biggest loser in America… White president, 99% of Americas money is owned by white people , white people control most of the networks and corporations and also most of congress and white people are desciminated victims???

    There are a lotta ‘minorities’ who would love that kind of descrimination and trade places with the white majority.
    Can you imagine a black president, congress corporations, networks mostly owned by blacks or asians or latinos? wow, i garauntee we wn’t be crying racism if WE had all that… oh, and we get to enslave you for 500 years too.

    Youre pissed cause you might LOSE what you stole.

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:00 am (permalink)

  29. gabe replied:

    oh yeah, lets be real, white people trained Al Queda and gave Saddam Hussein bombs too & before ww2 America taught the Japanese Imperialism …so blame yourselves instead of arabs… if you believe black people should blame themselves for YOUR atrocities.

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:06 am (permalink)

  30. LS replied:

    I never visit sites like this, nor have I ever commented, but this is a case in which I must say something.

    Randal is the winner. Rebecca lost. This is the reality that has to be accepted. We all can agree that this is the way the show is supposed to be. One winner, and a loser/runner-up. Randal’s win should not be taken as a threat, racism or lack of sportsmanship because he wanted to maintain his title solo.

    Previous winners were not put on the spot on live television and asked to share the limelight. In essence, this is what would happen. Randal had every right to respond the way he did. Trump questioned him, and he answered honestly. I applaud him for taking a chance at answering honestly, when he would certainly receive backlash from naysayers.

    For those who claim that Randal is racist, you have no idea about racism. Blacks experience it on a regular basis in the workforce.

    Now that you feel that you have an opportunity to “diagnose” this as the problem for Apprentice 4, some of you are loosely using this word to describe a young black male you actually do not know (Hence, reality TV people!). Who really knows what was in his heart. It was a moment to rejoice and celebrate.

    Did he really have time to think racism? I don’t think so. If anything, he may have felt slighted that he was asked a question that may have made it seem that Trump wasn’t so certain about his performance by asking about the runner-up. Randal played the “game” like everyone else with and before him. Be fair in your judgment.

    Trump is host and executive producer of the show. This is the first black winner. I smell controversy misplaced and redirected to an obviously deserving winner.

    You can continue complaining, fault-finding and making excuses, but if you were in the hot seat and the prize was supposed to be solely yours, what would you have done?

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:15 am (permalink)

  31. Angela replied:

    OK. I could tell that Trump was about to “Clay Aiken” Randal from the start of the Boardroom and when it didn’t happen I was surprised, that was up until the last 3 minutes, and then came the “Clay Aikening.” Ruben Studdard didn’t get a choice so Randal was lucky.

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:47 am (permalink)

  32. Derrick replied:

    Great post LS. What you posted is all that really needs to be said.

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:51 am (permalink)

  33. Kathie replied:

    It was obvious, from the very beginning, that Mr. Trump wanted Rebecca to win when he didn’t fire her when she defended “what’s her name”! Mr. Trump was very interested in the TV ratings when he did what he did. When Randal should be thoroughly enjoying his win, now he has to defend himself, even on “Larry King”. That was a terrible interview by Larry King and I lost a lot of respect for him the way he just kept asking the same questions over and over and over. I also was not impressed when Mr. Trump compared “The Apprentice” to a beauty contest! I believe if Rebecca had not been pretty with that smile she could not wipe off her face, she would have been gone very early in the show.

    Congratulations, Randal! You deserve the win and what goes around comes around. Good things are out there for you and your future!

    December 20th, 2005 at 10:58 am (permalink)

  34. Derrick replied:

    This is from Larry King’s interview with Donald Trump, Rebecca, and Randal:

    Trump: And I had Miss USA, I own the Miss USA/Miss Universe contest and she had recently won the Miss USA and she maybe said it better than anybody. She said, “Mr. Trump, I just won Miss USA. Supposing they said but the runner-up was also nice, would you like to share your crown?” She said, “I wouldn’t do that.” And, in a sort of surprising way when you break it down into a pageant, a beauty pageant, it makes total sense and why is life so different than that, Larry?

    Also:

    TRUMP: Well, if he had accepted, I would have also hired — I would have done a double. I would have also hired Rebecca. And I think Rebecca knows that. If Randal would have said, I would be honored to do that, Mr. Trump, that would be great. Which, again, probably would have been, definitely would have been, the more popular decision, not necessarily the right one, but the more popular decision. Perhaps it would have been a decision that was less business oriented but a more popular decision. But if he had said that, I would have also hired Rebecca.

    So in Trump’s eyes, it would’ve been a personal decision to hire Rebecca, and not necessarily a good business decision. And he’s absolutely right. Randal was well within his rights. And say whay you want about him…it was a brave decision he made, knowing it wouldn’t be a popular one. Give the man his due.

    December 20th, 2005 at 11:32 am (permalink)

  35. Derrick replied:

    ” I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” -Bill Cosby

    “Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning; but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he’s sure of losing.”
    – George Eliot

    Both of these quotes tells me Randal did absolutely the right thing…and the beauty of it is they are both quotes on the front page of Rebecca’s website! 😀

    December 20th, 2005 at 11:53 am (permalink)

  36. Bonty replied:

    …haha, Grear Find Derrick!

    December 20th, 2005 at 11:57 am (permalink)

  37. RealityTVFan replied:

    Derrick, you make some good points. I think what is still bothering people is the fact that no one thinks he should not have won. I think he should have won without a doubt. And he did. But what is bugging people is how he celebrated his victory. What is more important, how you played the game? Or how you celebrate a victory which is already clearly yours? I think he almost made it seem like he cared more about the personal accolades than the success of getting the job. I have asked this question before and have still not gotten a satisfactory answer….How does it detract from him if they are both hired? And I don’t accept that he “deserved to be in the spotlight all by himself”. People should get satisfaction from doing a good job and not “need” the spotlight to make themselves feel good. He clearly did the best job, was absolutely the winner and could have gotten all the accolades and given a lift to Rebecca all at the same time. That is what is still bothering people……

    PS. Explain to me the relevance of the George Eliot quote if you would? He had already won…..what did he need to fight for?

    December 20th, 2005 at 12:03 pm (permalink)

  38. Bonty replied:

    How does it detract from him if they are BOTH hired?

    Randall would have LOST the victory he earned by WINNING all his tasks… especially if he were forced to share it with someone who had a LOSING record.

    There would be TWO winners which meanns Randall would NOT have won even though he OUTPERFORMED Rebecca and everyone else.

    It meant Rebecca deserved it as much as he did.. and why didn’t Rebecca stop Trump and simply turn down any offer saying the BEST candidate won?

    The Worst candidate should reject ant potential offer and simply accepted the honest and correct decision.

    Its NEVER fair in any competition to have the HONEST & TRUE winner sacrifice his TITLE with ones who didn’t earn it.

    If you don’t know that, forget about watching any sports event or pageant or any other competition because there can never be one winner… its all a tie!

    You lack logic as evidenced by your previous slavery comment.

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:22 pm (permalink)

  39. Bonty replied:

    … oh and randall fought to KEEP his title which as the aprentice (meaning ONE) which hiring Rebecca would have taken HALF of the title away.

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:24 pm (permalink)

  40. RealityTVFan replied:

    With all due respect, I have made ZERO comments about slavery. I don’t think color or slavery have anything to do with this discussion…so easy there champ.

    Your logic is that he would be sacrificing his title, which I don’t agree with. It is an insecure person who puts weight and merit on titles and trophys rather than the accompishment itself.

    Also, in a sports competition, once it is over, its over. There is a winner who goes home with the trophy.

    In the apprentice, it is just beginning. There is a minimum of a year to go still. There is a potential that the Trump organization would have benefitted by having an employee such as Rebecca. Making a stronger team should be the goal of every good employee.

    So quit using the damn sports analogy, cause that logic is just as flawwed as any other being thrown around here.

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:33 pm (permalink)

  41. Bonty replied:

    …. you keep talking as if Rebecca deserves MORE than what she got & saying Randall should get LESS than what he deserves.

    Duo wins means Rebecca gets MORE than what she earned & Randall gets LESS than what he earned… thats fair, huh?

    Trump has hired OTHER candidates after the shows… & you think the BEST apprentice Randall should accept less for himself while Rebecca gets more than everyone else who got fired?

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:39 pm (permalink)

  42. Bonty replied:

    I made a mistake with the slave comment… sorry.

    But EVERY winner says that the runnerup is a winner IN HIS HEART…. but they DON’T share the actual title or position on the stands.

    Tell me of one championship or Title that has been willingly shared with a less deserving 2nd runnerup?

    Rebecca hasn’t admitted that she lost fair & square… so is she a saint?

    You talk as if Randall is somehow the villian compared to Rebecca who was LUCKY to have gone as far.

    Instead of Sports, lets use the Apprentice previous shows… how many offered the runnerup a duo win?

    NONE?

    No sports analogy… just the other apprentices.
    If they didn’t offer it on their own, they would not have shared it.

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:45 pm (permalink)

  43. Black Beauty replied:

    Randal is magnificent.

    I watched only the last day of the Apprentice, being an European on holiday. I was shocked at the position Trump put Randal in, and I could see immediately during the tasks that Rebecca thrive’s on other people’s hard work. Dig into her past and I’m sure she’s selfish, a hypocrite and an opportunist.

    Bearing psychological trauma, like the death of Randal’s grandmum, is worse than a broken foot that was caused by her own carelessness. Was Rebecca the only person on that ice? That fake smile on her face didn’t fool me one bit. How could she say she was better than Randal?

    Get Alla on television (talk shows) to tell us what the Trump team hid about Rebecca’s true character.

    All of you should please LEAVE Randal alone to ENJOY his WIN!!!

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:45 pm (permalink)

  44. RealityTVFan replied:

    Ok, I will bite…

    What did Randal earn? He earned a job with the Trump organization managing a project in Atlantic City. Did Trump present him with a huge trophy at the end? Did he win a cash prize at the end? NO, he earned a job – period.

    So, my friend, how would he get less than what he earned if she was hired to? How would, as you say, he have to accept less for himself? If there was an engraved trophy presentation (just like sports) and they put both names on it then fine, he would be getting something less. But that is just it, he got the job, he is going to Atlantic City. Whether or not she goes to the other project doesn’t affect him one way or another.

    That is my point all along…..I think he should have won, and he did. The fact is that welcoming Rebecca would have not hurt him at all.

    It is true that it was Trumps ultimate decision and maybe he will hire her later, so this might all be mute anyway! :)

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:56 pm (permalink)

  45. Bonty replied:

    oh, and realitytvfan… a beauty pageant is also a continous role that goes beyond a simple trophy.
    …One winner.. Trump revealed that a recent Pageant winner said sharing half her position with a runnerup would not be accepteable to her either in the Larry King Interview.

    Its the same story EVERYWHERE.

    December 20th, 2005 at 1:59 pm (permalink)

  46. Bonty replied:

    …and no… Trump was going to offer her a DUO apprentice role which means equal status and job position.

    Rebecca will be another employer like the OTHER candidates he hired and not the same high profile job… just a job as an employee.

    Like she deserves. :)

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:01 pm (permalink)

  47. Bonty replied:

    Randall said that he won the Apprentice job offered on that night.

    Rebecca can be hired as an employee on a later time as Randall suggested.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:03 pm (permalink)

  48. Black Beauty replied:

    I believe Randal deserves better and having proved he is the best of the lot, should hand over this “WIN” to Trump and work with people who can show him more respect. I don’t think Randal would ever want to work with Rebecca having seen through her. He is just too diplomatic to say so. I wouldn’t trust her.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:05 pm (permalink)

  49. Bonty replied:

    No Black Beauty… even Trump said Rebecca was not Randalls equal and that it Rebecca was more of a personal choice for him.

    Trump wouldn’t offer Rebeccar a job of equal status after he admitted that on Larry King.

    But I agree that Randall does have MORE character and class when compared to other apprentices given the SAME cicumstances.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:11 pm (permalink)

  50. Let's be real. replied:

    I think that must people missed my point earlier. Instead of whining and pointing the finger at white people and so on. Let’s look at this as what it is. It is a televised intereview, nothing more. It is an opportunity to work for a great organization and learn a new way to look at business. Randal clearly was the more educated applicant, however in business it is not the more educated individual that wins. You have to have the ability to adapt, and Randal clearly showed that ability. As far a Trump being racist, the people making that comment are ignorant. It is simply business, and who is giong to make money,nomore and no less. Let’s not blow this out of context.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:22 pm (permalink)

  51. Black Beauty replied:

    Having missed most of the show, can someone out there please list Rebecca’s “outstanding qualities”, apart from the broken foot (which she was walking on easily on the last night), the fake smile (which makes useless the importance of ‘body language’) and her obvious disloyalty to Randal on the final night when she said his ‘over-education’ was a liability (after helping her win a task with that ‘education’).

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:24 pm (permalink)

  52. Bonty replied:

    The point is lets be real, is that you are pointing fingers at randalls character and making him out to of lesser character than others on the show when he has demonstrated flawless character & honesty in COMPARABLE situations.

    If you defend rebecca who backstabbed him in the boardroom or defend Donald trump who ADMITTED that this Rebecca was a PERSONAL decision rather than a correct one then WHY insult Randall?

    Insulting Randall who deserves the win is the problem.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:34 pm (permalink)

  53. Bonty replied:

    oh, & the only reason Rebecca should be hired is that she got thru the show with a broken ankle, i guess.

    Go figure.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:36 pm (permalink)

  54. RealityTVFan replied:

    Whoa……hold on there Bonty. How is that pointing fingers at his character? I don’t see that at all.

    I think Lets be real makes a good point. It is a darn TV show, made to get ratings and commercial dollars. Trump is not racist, this is not a racial issue. It is simply a discussion on how Randal handled the final outcome. Some people like what he did, some people don’t. I think he has outstanding character and is honest, but I think he could have handled the final situation better……..bottom line, is it is all opinion. I am not going to convince you and you are not going to convince me! That is the fun of this ongoing chat……plus, I am doing it a work :) Bet Trump wouldn’t hire me!!

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:41 pm (permalink)

  55. Bonty replied:

    Like i said… WHO are you comparings Randalls action to???

    What matters is how Rebecca handled it and Trump as well… they BOTH put Randal in a choice NEITHER wanted to make.

    Rebecca has NEVER admitted Randall deserved the win over her and Trump wouldn’t hire her by himself and tried to let Randall do it because it would have been the 1st apprentice who didn’t have the best record.

    Oh and ‘letsbe real’ was the guy who made the slavery comment… so he is definately racist.

    and you can’t stop insulting Randall so what makes you think Rebecca doen’t deserve insult too?

    Rebecca would not be degraded if you guys haven’t contionually insulted Randall and then if she stepped up and took her loss and admitted it.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:49 pm (permalink)

  56. Bonty replied:

    oh and iyou won’t let facts persuade you because its a fact that Randall is better with the record to prove it.

    EVERYTHING else about character is subjective which means Randall is not ‘worse’ in character & integrity than Rebecca or Trump.

    The only thing that is subjective is character which means everyones equally in THAT regard.

    Which still means Randall is far ahead of everyone in facts and character is debateable with everyone else.

    December 20th, 2005 at 2:55 pm (permalink)

  57. Bonty replied:

    NOONE really knows who is a ‘better person’ and EVERYONE has shown a willingness to’play’ the game to their advantage.

    So lay off of Randall if you want to protect Rebecca or Trump.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:00 pm (permalink)

  58. Derrick replied:

    Ok RealityTVFan…here it is:

    1. Let’s say Randal says Trump, go ahead and hire Rebecca. He tells Rebecca “You’re hired”…you cannot tell me that the headlines wouldn’t be reading “Trump Hires Two Apprentices!” I think it would be naive to think that. As Miss America told The Donald, they never say to the winner of the Miss America pageant “Hey, she was good too. Should she enjoy the spoils of victory as well?” People keep saying that Randal had already won, and that this wasn’t about sharing the title. If that’s the case, then why the perception that that is exactly what he would be doing, not only from Randal and Miss America, but also the other candidates? Because the perception is that is exactly what Randal would be doing…sharing the crown.

    2. The thing that EVERYBODY keeps glossing over is that Randal said “If you’re going to hire someone tonight, it should be only one”. He NEVER said Trump shouldn’t hire Rebecca. He said not tonight.

    3. Trump should not have asked Randal that question in the first place! He put Randal in a spot to make a snap decision after a tense boardroom. He should not have assumed Randal would say yes.

    4. Everyone who keeps harping about Rebecca’s integrity must be forgetting when she went after Randal in the boardroom during the XM task when it was clear the target would be Clay. Randal didn’t appreciate it, which is why they had the discussion about it at the beginning of the show the following week.

    5. The relevance of that quote is this: Randal could’ve taken the easy way out and said hire Rebecca now. Instead, hec hose the more difficult route, a battle that he is most definitely losing. Just look at the hit his reputation he’s taking, which in my opinion is unnecessary.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:08 pm (permalink)

  59. RealityTVFan replied:

    dude, seriously, read my comments. I have said all along that he should have won and that he was the best of all of them. If you want me to lay off him and not say those things any more than ok. You are right, he has a better record and is the best candidate. I have never said otherwise.

    you don’t get what my point is about how he handled the victory, that’s all…its cool, not everyone understands or thinks the same.

    I am goint to stop saying Randal was the best now caus e you want me to lay off him…… :)

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:08 pm (permalink)

  60. Bonty replied:

    i wouldn’t worry about Randall, Derrick… the people who support him are more important than the ones who don’t.

    Like you said…Winners of OTHER events like Miss America agrees..so Randal has WINNERS on his side including Trumps own executive level business partners. :)

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:14 pm (permalink)

  61. RealityTVFan replied:

    Derrick, I totally get what you are saying and I agree. I guess the point is that if I had been Randal, I would have agreed with Trump that he should hire Rebecca and not cared that the headlines would read as you indicate.

    I would have enjoyed it just as much, gone off to Atlantic City, done the best job I could etc etc..

    Look at your point in #5. There is a reason why he is taking such a hit, because what he did in my opinion was not neccesary.

    Really, it just comes down to what you value more. The spotlight on that one night and having recognition as the sole apprentice, or getting her hired on to, working hard for the organization and impressing Trump with how hard you work over the coming year. If it is true that they work for him for a whole year, with the potential to move ahead maybe it would be have been good for him to hire Rebecca to. Would have given him a whole year to continue to outshine her and prove that one it comes time for promotions he is still the one!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:17 pm (permalink)

  62. Bonty replied:

    realitytvfan, you don’t get it.. you are trying to force people to accept a subjective truth… character.. and you even defended Trump who has done a helluva lot worse things in REAL life… to his own wife.

    There is absolutely no evidence that supports Randall being ‘bad’ compared to everyone else so people like YOU started this… we came on to DEFEND randall who was being attacked.

    You defend Trump & Rebecca so stop crying cause we defend randall..

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:18 pm (permalink)

  63. Bonty replied:

    Randall is taking an UNFAIR hit according to Derrick… so its YOU who should change and not Randall.

    If everyone makes good points then we are right.

    None of us agree you are making sense attacking Randall at all over ANYONE else including Trump.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:20 pm (permalink)

  64. RealityTVFan replied:

    show me where I say Randall is bad or has bad character or where I ‘attacked’ him…….

    I have said over and over that it comes down to opinion and not everyone is going to agree….if that is forcing people to accept something, than I am guilty as charged.

    Last time I checked I said he was the best candidate and should have won so now I am confused….I guess it is the tears blurring the screen….

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:22 pm (permalink)

  65. Bonty replied:

    NONE of us think that it would be in Randalls interest to accept Trumps offer.

    NOONE in the history of WINNERS has ‘shared’ ANY type of win including the PREVIOUS apprentices.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:24 pm (permalink)

  66. Derrick replied:

    Bottom line RealtyTVFan…there is only one Apprentice. There should be only one Apprentice. Randal in my opnion showed integrity by saying what he felt was right. To this day, he sticks by his decision. The whole show is a game. You have to have a little arrogance and self confidence to win. You want the spotlight to be on you. He earned the spotlight that night. You WANT the recognition of being the sole Apprentice. I guarantee if you ask any other candidate on that show from any year, they will tell you that. He should not have had to share it with Rebecca. Trump could’ve gone on television the next day and offered Rebecca a job. Then they could’ve worked together as you say. As far as what he did being unnecessary, I totally disagree. As I said, the unnecessary thing was for him for him to be put in that position.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:24 pm (permalink)

  67. Bonty replied:

    YOU CAN’T READ.. you said Randall ‘CHARACTER is questionable while saying NOTHING against Rebecca or Trump’s character.

    Go ahead…. make a comment on backstabbing and character with EVERY other candidate and apprentice winner… say something against Trump or Rebecca for not agreeing Randall deserves it.

    go ahead… see if you can otherwise you only said Randall has bad character which is subjective.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:27 pm (permalink)

  68. Bonty replied:

    oops derrick, my above post was meant for realitytvfan…

    YOU make alotta sense.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:28 pm (permalink)

  69. Bonty replied:

    Bottom line Realitytvfan, it is TRUMP who should change what he did… he had plenty of time to think about it before the final show.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:31 pm (permalink)

  70. RealityTVFan replied:

    Again, show me where I say his character is questionable in this thread…….just show me. I want to see it in writing……..

    And you don’t have to make rude comments….clearly I can read otherwise I wouldn’t be able to waste time in this inspired debate with you!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:33 pm (permalink)

  71. Rick replied:

    Posted by RealityTVFan:
    “Your logic is that he would be sacrificing his title, which I don’t agree with. It is an insecure person who puts weight and merit on titles and trophys rather than the accompishment itself.”

    And this is where you and Randal will always disagree. You appear to be the kind of person who would not feel bad about sharing your victory with another person. If that is OK for you, then that’s great! Don’t ever change because we disagree. Randal (as well as me, Bonty, Derrick, etc.) would feel badly about ourselves if we let our “moment” get away just to make other people happy (especially a bunch of people we don’t know, a bunch of people who don’t REALLY care about us anyway, a bunch of people who only really care about watching conflict and turmoil on television).

    In our opinion, it would take an “insecure” person to do what you want. A person who needs the approval of others over our own feelings and ideals. Remember, Randal dedicated this competition to his grangmother’s memory. He deserved the victory he earned. Rebecca had NOTHING to do with that. All he asked for was ONE night. Is that too much to give him? If Rebecca is really taking this personally, then who is the arrogant one?

    To answer your question once and for all: What would he have lost? Self respect. We will just have to agree to disagree on this one.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:33 pm (permalink)

  72. RealityTVFan replied:

    You could be right about that, and I just happen to agree that he put Randal in somewhat of a bad situation. It is there where the opinions start…..

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:34 pm (permalink)

  73. RealityTVFan replied:

    Fair enough….lets disagree about it, you are right. There is not way to resolve it…..kinda fun making a mountain out of a molehill though huh!!??

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:36 pm (permalink)

  74. Rick replied:

    Hehe, I typed “grangmother” hehehhehehe

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:38 pm (permalink)

  75. RealityTVFan replied:

    Hey, by the way as you may have figured out, I am one of the administrators of this site. (I have been nice and not edited any of your comments, he he)

    I would like to invite you guys to sign up and write articles anytime you want. I like to have lots of opinions going, makes it better!!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:40 pm (permalink)

  76. Derrick replied:

    Rick, that post is absolutely perfect! You’re right: only the insecure look for approval. And as competetive as I am, I’m not about to share a win with anyone. I think people that are slamming Randal underestimate the competetive nature of indivduals. Great post Rick!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:41 pm (permalink)

  77. Rick replied:

    Absolutely, I get bored at work too, LOL. How do we sign up?

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:41 pm (permalink)

  78. Derrick replied:

    RealityTVFan, at least your debate didn’t get personal. This has been fun, as there are not a lot of Apprentice fans here at my job, so this has been my release.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:43 pm (permalink)

  79. Poole replied:

    So Donald Trump was so impressed with the last two candidates that he wanted to hire both. Why did he not follow the same concept during “The Apprentice 1 ?” The first runner up for Apprentice 1 was an African American. As much as he says he liked both finalists in Apprentice 1, he hired one and fired the other, and the one he fired was Kwame, the African American. There was no argument about his decision when he fired Kwame because, point blank, it could only be one winner.

    This episode, he decides to change the concept of the show at the last minute “because he was so impressed with both of the finalist.” Just as Randal said, the purpose of the reality TV show was to come up with an Apprentice (meaning one). It would not have mattered if he was impressed with the final 10 candidates, he still would have had to make his decision to hire only one Apprentice at the end of the show. I agree with Randal’s decision to keep that title to himself. It is very unfair that he had to make this decision and that they even edited that portion into the last episode; because as a prior person said in his comments(comment #15)…..you’re doomed if you do and you’re doomed if you don’t.

    Think, if every reality show decided at the end that they wanted to selected the last 2 or 3 candidates (even if one candidates capabilities clearly outweighs the others). How many people would continue to watch the show? It is about coming down to the last person and having one winner. You only have one winner on Survivor, America’s Next Top Model, etc. Winning that title is just like winning a million dollars on one of the other reality TV shows. And having to split or share that would be unheard of. You don’t fight that hard throughout an entire show to come to the end and share your glory. All the other Apprentices stood in the spotlight alone and Randal deserves that same opportunity.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:46 pm (permalink)

  80. RealityTVFan replied:

    Rick, See the silly picture of Rob and Amber at the top? Underneath it has a “register” link. You can sign up there and write articles about any show you want. I am pretty sure you can add categories etc… I can always check it out to. American Idol is coming up, we should be able to argue about that one to!!!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:47 pm (permalink)

  81. Rick replied:

    Will do!

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:48 pm (permalink)

  82. Bonty replied:

    geez, i’m at work too…
    …as much as i agree with the above article, it does lack a little ‘ahem’ refinement.

    but its all good! :)

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:48 pm (permalink)

  83. RealityTVFan replied:

    Thanks Derrick, it is certainly not so important that it should be personal. God help us if this show means that much! It is only one relatively small area where I disagree anyway, maybe didn’t do a real good job of saying that…….

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:49 pm (permalink)

  84. Derrick replied:

    No, I think I understand exactly where you disagree…hell, my initial reaction to what Randal did was “Randal messed up”. It wasn’t until I actually replayed that scene where I realized that the competetive juices were flowing, and if I were in his position, I would’ve done the exact same thing. I think everyone who disagrees with his decision is doing so because they think Randal didn’t want Rebecca hired, which isn’t the case. He just didn’t want Trump to hire her right then and there.

    December 20th, 2005 at 3:55 pm (permalink)

  85. Black Beauty replied:

    Hello, I would appreciate a reply to the following:

    Having missed most of the show, can someone out there please list Rebecca’s “outstanding qualities”, apart from the broken foot (which she was walking on easily on the last night), the fake smile (which makes useless the importance of ‘body language’) and her obvious disloyalty to Randal on the final night when she said his ‘over-education’ was a liability (after helping her win a task with that ‘education’).

    December 20th, 2005 at 5:02 pm (permalink)

  86. Derrick replied:

    The only things I can think of is she was very creative, as evidenced by the Yahoo task, she was loyal to Toral, and she stayed cool under fire. That’s all I’ve got. I don’t know how much backbone she has, though. I know it was idea o steal the megaphones, but in the NetMeeting task, she asked Randal to fire the actor who was doing a piss poor job, she completely misread Carolyn’s comment about their commercial (Randal had to reassure her that Carolyn didn’t mean anything by it), and she didn’t go against the Yahoo! execs in raising money. And to those praising Yahoo! for donating at the Finale and giving props to Rebecca for it, I guarantee that if Trump hadn’t said something about it in the boardroom (remember, he said they should donate since they didn’t allow Rebecca to raise money during the event), Yahoo! would not have donated a cent. So to me, her toguhness is a big question mark.

    December 20th, 2005 at 5:17 pm (permalink)

  87. Black Beauty replied:

    I watched the last task and it seemed her team was doing all the thinking for her. She was only agreeing or disagreeing and leaving it to them to do the running around as well as she had a broken foot.

    I learnt nothing about the Charity she was raising funds for and she could have found a way to raise the funds without asking directly. That’s where I would have believed in her “outstanding” abilities.

    She completely failed her task, so why are people saying she excelled?

    December 20th, 2005 at 5:30 pm (permalink)

  88. Rick replied:

    “No, I think I understand exactly where you disagree…hell, my initial reaction to what Randal did was “Randal messed up”.”

    I’m with you on that Derrick. I’ll admit, I buried my head when he did that and just said, “No way.” Then I looked at the smug look on Trump’s face and instantly thought, “Why?” But we all knew why. Low ratings and Season 5. In the end all is well though for Rebecca. She’s had several offers on top of the offer from Yahoo.

    And could someone please explain why Randall, Alla, and any of the other highly successful contestants where even on The Apprentice? We’re talking about a $250,000, one year contract, right? But Randal and Alla were both controlling million-dollar companies. So, what’s the motivation? I haven’t seen the 15 minutes of fame yield diddly for Bill, Kelly, and Kendra yet.

    December 20th, 2005 at 6:06 pm (permalink)

  89. RealityTVFan replied:

    That is a great point Rick….I didn’t really get that either. What about his company? Is he leaving people in the lurch by going to work for Trump? I have wondered that on several of the seasons so far….

    And going back to the definition of Apprentice which I posted earlier, the people he has been choosing don’t really fit the definition of the word. Just interesting that they kind of got away from hiring a true apprentice. If it was a true apprentice, experience would be irrelevant!

    December 20th, 2005 at 6:27 pm (permalink)

  90. Bonty replied:

    The answer is prestige and publicity which would help any business including multi million dollar ones…also getting access to and making business deals with other multi- billion $ CEO’s.

    The president of the United States makes about the same but he gets access to Major Domestic & International business connections that pay off in the long run,
    Bush made a helluva lot more money than his salary as President y’know. and he will continue to do so afterwards….connections.

    Rebecca has offers from Yahoo, but i doubt they compare to overseeing the construction of a skyscaper that Trump offerred and that Rebecca had no qualifications to do.
    Yahoo is most likely offering her reasonable positions that shes qualified for.

    December 20th, 2005 at 6:34 pm (permalink)

  91. Bonty replied:

    The apprenticeship is for a CEO position which is different from an apprentice for a grocery store manager.

    It requires experience.

    December 20th, 2005 at 6:36 pm (permalink)

  92. Bonty replied:

    Qualifications for an apprentice depends on the type of job.

    …No qualifications would be more like “The Intern.”

    December 20th, 2005 at 6:40 pm (permalink)

  93. Dr. Albert replied:

    Why not hear it directly from the 3 participants?

    The Donald and R&R was interviewed on the Larry King show. Go to
    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/

    Here’s an example:

    KING: Randal, the obvious, why did you say no?

    PINKETT: Well, Larry, you know first let me just say that I have a tremendous amount of respect for Rebecca and I think she’s outstanding. And, as she mentioned, you know, we worked extremely well together on the last few tasks and I think we both had a high level of mutual respect for each other.

    But, at the same time, you know, I believe that the competition was indeed about selecting “The Apprentice.” You know nothing I said that evening, as some may have interpreted, precluded the possibility of Rebecca still joining any organization, including the Trump organization.

    But for that evening I believed that much like other finales, we’ve had three previous apprentices. None of the three have ever been presented with the opportunity to hire their adversary and I felt like I sufficiently distinguished myself, having worked extremely hard, much like Miss USA or Michael Jordan or any other competitor that I had distinguished myself as “The Apprentice.” I think my record really spoke for itself.

    KING: But upon further reflection couldn’t you also say, you know, good business is teamwork? She was terrific. We worked together. I’ve got a chance here organizationally to be above it and say OK.

    PINKETT: Right. Right, well hear what I’m saying, Larry. All I said was that if you’re going to hire somebody tonight that did not preclude hiring her the next day or two days later.

    So there’s still — I mean I still left room for the possibility of her joining the team. Nothing I said precluded that. My comment was that tonight in particular is about hiring “The Apprentice,” so what I’ve done is not contradictory with what you’ve just said at all.

    December 21st, 2005 at 2:29 am (permalink)

  94. Peggy replied:

    You would have a little more credibility for your views if you could write English. How many times did you write “should of”, when what you meant to write is “should have”? It’s pronounced the same. OK, it’s partially your grade school’s, high school’s and college’s fault for not having made you learn correct English grammar. But if you expect to write and have people take you seriously, you have to show people you care enough to put some effort into teaching yourself how to write proper English. After all, President Lincoln had to walk miles and miles in the snow to go to school, taught himself most of what he knew, and he is one of the best writers of English ever.

    December 28th, 2005 at 2:16 pm (permalink)

  95. KKK replied:

    This post has been deleted due to its offensive language

    December 29th, 2005 at 6:17 pm (permalink)

  96. pmustang@gmail.com replied:

    This post has been deleted due to its offensive language

    December 29th, 2005 at 6:18 pm (permalink)

  97. spawn replied:

    Judging by the above posts, I KNOW Randal did the right thing. It seems he’s pissed of the racist neo-nazi, and that can’t be all bad! :)

    December 30th, 2005 at 8:55 am (permalink)

  98. BelloFello replied:

    All or most of these comments have basically questioned 2 things; why couldn’t Rebecca be hired with Randal & why did Randal not object to that happening. I’ve heard no good reasons for either happening because there obviously are none. It shouldn’t have been proposed in the first place. The question is … why WAS it proposed in the first place. 2nd place is 2nd place. Let’s call all the 2nd place winners from other reality shows and give the same prize as the runner ups. This wouldn’t have been a racial issue had 1st stayed 1st and if Randal had not been asked to share his prize. If Rebecca had performed the way Randal did, this wouldn’t have happened. So, the only obvious difference is race. Trump racist? No quite. America racist? Probably.

    January 2nd, 2006 at 11:07 pm (permalink)

  99. Arne replied:

    Was Donald Trump being professional on wanting to hire Rebecca? Let’s see on Larry King Live what did the Donald say about Rebecca” I looked into this big beautiful brown eyes and wanted to hire her??”, um sorry folks, seems to me ” The Donald”, did not have business and professionalism on his mind, when he said that.

    Does Donald Trump the Billionaire, actually hire his employee’s by looking into their big beautiful whatever color eyes? >>.

    If that’s the case no wonder he has filed bankruptcy on two occasions.
    Mrs. Trump must love that statement. If he keeps this up, I imagine he will be divorced in no time!

    On the other hand, what did Donald say about Randall on Larry King live?
    He said that his business associates and friends all said and I emphasize on ALL– said that Randall made a “smart business decision”.

    Trump’s only interest in Rebecca was her “big, beautiful, brown, eyes.
    Point and match! (Shrugs don’t get mad at me, The Donald said it on a popular national television show) smirk, smirk and double smirk!!!!

    Arne

    January 9th, 2006 at 2:25 pm (permalink)

  100. gildas replied:

    thank you for your work

    July 21st, 2006 at 3:22 am (permalink)

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