Trump has yet to decide the winner; NBC raises his per-episode salary.

Trump has yet to decide the winner; NBC raises his per-episode salary.
Donald Trump says he has not yet selected the winner for The Apprentice. Of the two finalists he says, “Kwame and Bill seem similar, but they’re very different.” That clears things up. Also undecided: the position the new hire will fill. Trump will have to temporarily demote one of his current employees, though, to make room for Bill or Kwame. “But these people have worked for me a long time, they’re total professionals, and they understand,” Trump says. Trump, who was paid $50,000 an episode for this season, just negotiated a raise with NBC that reportedly doubles his per-episode pay.
+ also: “Trump went looking for a cog in his empire and became a cog in someone else’s.”
+ and: NBC plans Wednesday Dateline, Thursday Today Show, other Apprentice “news” specials.

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