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?
Trump, impressed as usual by Jen's barrage of crap, tells Kelly that he "had better get going," not that he's even been allowed to talk yet. So Kelly takes a breath and prepares to talk. But clearly, even though Trump is trying to move to Kelly, Jen again fails to listen to what the guy she's supposed to impress is saying, and simply goes back to talking, putting Trump in the position of forcibly cutting her off: "I have to give [Kelly] a chance." So that's twice she ignored "wrap it up" signals from Trump, making him do the awkward business of shutting her up. Bad form, and again, the kind of klutzy etiquette that lawyers engage in all the time once they get inside The Bubble and forget how normal people deal with each other.