April 23, 2007 12:07 AM by Joe Blackmon
In the most important firing of The Apprentice Los Angeles, Donald
Trump gave a confusing explanation that has many Apprentice viewers
scratching their heads. Trump complimented James Sun on his creativity
but also said “there were certain things and certain dialogue that you
gave during the course and you know what I’m talking about, that
bothered me very much.”
What exactly did James say that bothered Trump very much? That’s the question that is being asked on message boards and blogs, and no one seems to know the answer for sure. Most viewers seem to be drawing a blank on remembering anything that James said during one of the previous Apprentice episodes that might have offended Trump, so there has been much speculation that there might have been some dialogue from James that never made it on the air.
Some viewers have speculated that Trump might have been upset that James dropped the name of his Internet company Zoodango during the show. However, given Trump’s propensity for self-promotion, it’s hard to see how Trump would hold James plugging his business against him. Unless maybe Trump thought it was a sign that James wasn’t really there to become The Apprentice, but just wanted to get publicity for his Internet business.
Why didn’t Trump fully explain what dialogue bothered him about James? Did he not want to embarrass James with specifics so he just said you know what I’m talking about? Or was he simply running out of time and had to cut his explanation short? Or did Trump simply want to hire a woman this year because four of the last five apprentices have been men and he couldn’t come up with a reason to fire James so he just threw something vague out?