Now, if you can tell me what could possibly be a good rationale for that speech, you're a more creative person than I am. Maybe if you had a solution. Or maybe if you were a PM trying to defend yourself. But this? This? This may be the stupidest Boardroom strategy I've ever seen, and I saw Baldford throw his immunity. Carolyn doesn't like it at all. "That's a little disloyal, don't you think?" Trump has something else to say. He asks Raj whether based on that little gem, he might want to bring Chris to the final table. Raj misses the hint and says no. Trump gripes that he doesn't like hearing all about how somebody's team is a mess. "Don't tell us about it; fix it," Carolyn says, irritated beyond what the comment probably calls for. Trump asks Chris why he made that comment, and Chris can only say he came to win, which makes no sense, because that? Won't make you win. It comes out sounding like he wants to make sure Trump doesn't blame him for the sucky team, and that's just not a good idea. NotGeorge makes a comment about not wanting to work for Chris if Chris were the next PM, and Chris insists that he'd love to be PM. Trump tells him fine -- he'll be his team's PM next week. Anyway, Chris and Jen are sent upstairs with the odd comment, "Congratulations, in a sense." Heh. Awesome. That can't feel good. The three final table participants go into the lobby to wait.
While they're gone, Trump talks turkey with Carolyn and NotGeorge. Carolyn says that she appreciates Raj's taking responsibility, and she actually saw Ivana work quite hard. Kevin, she notes, did pick the crap contractor. NotGeorge agrees on Kevin and Ivana, but he points out that Raj "just didn't execute his plan." Trump calls for the candidates, and Robin sends them in. They sit down. Trump asks Raj why he picked Ivana, and rather than leave well enough alone as she should, Ivana has to jump in all, "Yeah, why are we here," which is...really dumb. Because Trump had it covered. And then Kevin gets even worse, because when Trump points out that he picked the contractor, Kevin says, "I didn't pick the contractor, Mr. Trump, just to clarify." Raj starts to sputter that Kevin did too pick the contractor, and Trump doesn't like this from Kevin at all. He makes clear that picking is picking, and everybody agrees -- as Kevin previously agreed -- that Kevin picked the contractor. NotGeorge tells Kevin that if he (meaning NotGeorge) recommends somebody to Trump who turns out to suck, that's going to be on his head, and no amount of "well, you made the final call, big guy" is going to help. Ivana, meanwhile, insists that she was doing work, and that in fact, she was "plugging holes" (not "putting out fires"?) in Raj's plan. Raj insists that plugging holes is his job, so she was just walking around. "Sometimes, he requires adult supervision," Ivana says, repeating her line about Stacie, but this time, Raj isn't taking it. "Ivana," he says condescendingly. "My dear. You can work for me anytime, I would be happy to put you to work, and I require no supervision whatsoever." Trump tells Raj plainly that he doesn't think Ivana belonged in the Boardroom at all. "We don't think she's great, but she shouldn't have been here," Trump says. He mentions losing the bedroom again, as well as the fact that when Chris popped off like that, Raj should have had the judgment to bring him in. "Do you want me to be a politician for you and bring in who I think is the best sacrificial lamb?" Raj asks in disbelief. Trump says Raj made a lot of mistakes. "Raj, you're fired," Trump says. "Too many mistakes. Go." The three get up and leave.