Donald Trump wants Martha Stewart to take “responsibility for her failure”

Donald Trump unleashed his verbal fury upon Martha Stewart last night, responding to a comment she made about their two shows.

Martha Stewart told Newsweek that she “[has] no regrets, whatsoever” about doing her own version of The Apprentice, but adds, “If I’d had my druthers, there would have been only one Apprentice on the air at one time. The franchise, I think, should only be one show. It shouldn’t be two shows.”

She also said her relationship with Trump is “excellent. Donald will be and say whatever the Donald wants to be and say. I think having two Apprentices was as unfair to him as it was unfair to me. It should have been one Apprentice. … But Donald really wanted to stay on.”

Trump didn’t appreciate the insinuation that it was his fault, even though Martha’s right that the show was once planned to replace his version. The AP reports that he noted “her show didn’t have the right tone or the right demeanor.” And more significantly, Trump said, “I wish she would be able to take responsibility for her failure.”

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