final four left three times during four-hour boardroom; “Trump couldn’t” decide.

final four left three times during four-hour boardroom; “Trump couldn’t” decide.
During the last Apprentice 2 boardroom, in which Donald Trump fired both Kevin and Sandy, the final four left the boardroom three separate times, according to Kevin. He tells the AP that they “had to leave the boardroom three times, because Trump couldn’t make a decision. I think he was equally impressed with all of us.” Why did Kevin get dumped? “I think at that point, down to final four, Trump was looking for a specific thing. He just couldn’t find a way to articulate that when it came time to fire me.” For his part, Kevin predicts a Jenn win: “I think Mr. Trump has got his eye on Jen. Unfortunately, I think she’s going to win. She had something that Mr. Trump favored, and it’s been apparent. He’s been favoring her for a while. But you never know.”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.