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Apprentice 3’s Alex was just an intern; told producers not to call him a lobbyist.

Apprentice 3’s Alex was just an intern; told producers not to call him a lobbyist.
Donald Trump called Apprentice 3 candidate and prosecutor Alex Thomason “a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.,” and Alex’s bio says he “moved to D.C. to lobby for the apple industry and successfully oversaw the entire bidding and shipping logistics for the USDA’s first-ever purchase of fresh apples for inclusion in humanitarian food aid programs.” However, the U.S. Apple Association says Alex only “worked there for three months in 2001 as an intern,” The Hill reports. According to the paper, Alex “it clear to producers at ‘The Apprentice’ that they should not use the term lobbyist, although he said he did lobby on behalf of the industry.” Alex says, “ultimately, I took over a dead-in-the-water program: convincing the [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)] to include perishable commodities (apples) in its humanitarian food aid programs. My project was successful.” Alex’s boss, however, says, “He wouldn’t be the first young person to arrive and find cause to embellish in D.C. Alex assisted us with [the USDA apple purchase], and it ended up coming through in the fall.”

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