May 12, 2011 04:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Donald Trump had a lot to say about Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes after she unexpectedly dropped out of the competition on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. But upon hearing the Donald refer to her as a “quitter,” Leakes fired back with some choice words of her own. Would you expect anything less?
After being moved to another team to accommodate Star Jones, NeNe Leakes decided that she had enough of the NBC reality show Celebrity Apprentice, and left without saying a word to any of her castmates.
Once Donald Trump learned of NeNe’s disappearance, he immediately gave her a call, worried that
his ratings would plummet the Real Housewives of Atlanta star would make a mistake that she’d end up regretting.
“I’ve never called anybody but I’m calling you because I think you have a great ability,” Trump told NeNe. “If you quit, it’s going to follow you for the rest of your life. For you to quit at the end is stupid.”
Note: If you watch the scene again, (as we did), it’s obvious that the last part of Trump’s plea to NeNe was added afterward.
For some reason, after NeNe Leakes made it clear to Donald Trump that she was done with the show, he found it necessary to fire her.
“The fact is she left, she quit, she gave up. To you, NeNe, I say, you’re fired,” the Donald announced in the boardroom during the show’s three-hour super-sized (yet poorly rated) episode.
“And you’re a quitter,” he continued. “And Star Jones kicked your ass whether you like it or not.”
Well, we’ve watched NeNe Leakes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta for three years now, so we all knew she wouldn’t stay quiet after hearing that — and for Donald Trump to think that she would, well — that makes him stupid.
But rather than going on a variety of TV and radio shows to slam the real estate mogul as she did with Star Jones, NeNe took to her Twitter page instead.
“Mr Trump, Barack Obama is kicking yo ass! Now what?” Leakes tweeted Sunday night after the super-sized episode aired, referencing Trump’s recent comments about the President and his potential run for office.
As for her decision to leave the show and her on-going beef with Star Jones, NeNe says that she has no regrets, telling Ellen DeGeneres that the situation was “toxic” for her, and she knew it was better that she get out of it.
One thing Leakes may not regret, but says she would’ve done slightly differently if given the chance was her first confrontation with Star.
“I wish I could have maybe had a different delivery, maybe better word choices, but I’m OK with it,” says the Atlanta housewife. “I felt she deserved it. I know everybody in Hollywood knows I’m telling the truth [about Star].”
Apparently, fans of the show felt the same way about Jones. Ellen told NeNe that when she announced Star had been fired, her entire audience applauded, and “people were thrilled.”
“Yeah, let’s clap about it.”
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