Trump points out to Jennifer that "a lot of [her] teammates did not like [her]." Hard to argue with that. Jen says that she was "willing to take an unpopular approach if it meant defending someone who was a scapegoat" (hmm, never bring up the same thing twice in fifteen seconds; it sounds desperate) or "standing up for [her] integrity." Those would be better arguments if those were the reasons no one liked her. No one liked her, it seemed to me, because she didn't do any work and, frustratingly, Trump didn't seem to care. That might not be why Ivana didn't like her, but I think it's why, say, Sandy didn't like her, and I think it's why Kevin didn't like her. And I don't really think that Jen's shouting at Sandy about Jen's superior "intellectual horsepower," which is probably a big part of why Sandy doesn't like her, was a time when it was necessary to defend her integrity. But wait! Maybe it was. Jen goes on: "I was not willing to talk behind people's backs." So apparently, her argument is that she should be admired for being so nasty to people (like Sandy) that they couldn't stand her, because the only alternative is to say the same things behind their backs. Is that the idea? Now that is some high-grade bullshit. I have no use for her, but I wouldn't want her for an enemy, because that is an incredibly audaciously ridiculous argument, and there's a place for those in the world.
Trump returns to one of his favorite themes. "Jennifer," he says. "Kelly went to West Point. You went to Princeton and Harvard. Do you think that gives you or him the advantage -- both great." Jen goes for a totally losing argument by saying that West Point is a fine school, but that Princeton and Harvard and rankings blah dee blah, and that argument's a non-starter, because people will tell you that what matters about West Point won't show up in rankings. So...next! Oh, and Jen hurts ears all over America with her pronunciation of "magna cum lawwwwd" from Princeton. Fortunately, she tells us that she graduated in the "top five percent" of her class at Princeton, which is helpful when you're dealing with a person who tells you she graduated with honors from a school that currently has a Grade Inflation Task Force. Jen starts to slide into Kinda Sad when she brings up her undergraduate Pine Prize nomination, and Trump is like, "Yeah, lots of awards, great, great." Refusing, as usual, to listen to what anyone else has to say, Jen simply barges along, telling Trump that she was "a member of the Princeton Honor Society" and -- no fooling -- "president of [her] sorority." And of all those things -- of all the things that Jen just named, there is one that involves leadership. I'll give you a minute to look. Did you find it? It's, "President of my sorority." So if you're wondering why on earth a smart woman would go to a job interview and, with a total lack of irony, bring up being president of her sorority in a job interview she conducts when she's years and years out of undergrad, that's the reason. It's all she's got. She's never run a company, she's never worked for herself, she's never led so much as a book club, according to the résumé she just rattled off for Trump. It's a lot of academic awards -- which, don't get me wrong, are impressive, and she clearly has book smarts out the wazoo, which are nothing to sneeze at -- and then she has her leadership qualifications, which consist of...having been president of her sorority. So she brought it up, because...why not?