Boardroom. Trump turns to the girls first. They both agree they did a brilliant job. Trump asks why Liza decided to produce rather than going on air. Liza, the only non-white competitor still standing, explains that, considering the demographics (85% Caucasian women viewers), Brandy was a better fit for the shoppers. Trump makes it about discrimination and questions whether Liza would have done as well. Liza insists she would have but says she made an "informed decision" based on research. Trump asks Brandy if she thinks Liza would have done an equally good job. She says they both would have done well. Trump keeps going on and on about it, as if he's completely unaware of this thing called race. It's kind of ridiculous and kind of sad and maybe a little telling that they have nothing else to complain about at this juncture in the game. Regardless, Brandy says she's just being honest that this is how marketing works. And yet, because of Trump's refusal to drop it, she also kind of looks like she's about to cry. Which just makes it even worse because as Trump is all, "Wow, this racism really sucks!" he's trying to turn it on her, like, "Why are you bringing this up?" As if it's only an issue because she factored it in. He's simultaneously telling her to ignore it while talking her ear off about it. It's a shitty position to be in, is all I'm saying.
The guys tip-toe around the topic, hoping Trump will move on, and eventually he does. They think they definitely won, and Clint says he considered every step they took carefully. Catherine Roman asks what the guys' strategy was. Steuart asks if he can take it, and Clint concedes. Steuart proceeds to be about as snaky and gross as possible, saying (and I'm not paraphrasing) that their entire strategy was to dupe the girls. Clint tries to recover, explaining that they liked the purse because his own wife has at least 20. Trump asks, "I thought you were doing poorly." Ha! Clint glosses that they're selling the purses as they need the money. Clint says that purses tend to be marked up 100%, so they thought that, in combination with the time slot, would make their purse a top seller.
Trump asks how they ran the presentation. Clint explains they worked it out so he would feed keywords to Steuart. Trumps asks what key words, so Clint starts in on the "supple" and "cavernous." Steuart can't hold in the giggles, and even Brandy is, like, "Cavernous?!" Clint really thinks he was on to something with the word "snuggle," but Steuart admits he had a hard time not laughing on air. Catherine Roman joins in on the hysterics. Of course Trump likes these grandiose, theatrical terms. Trump moves on to the ladies. They also think they won and don't agree with the guys' theory that purses are an impulse buy. Trump congratulates them, but reminds them it's all about the money.