Trump asks Holly if she could see Bret being fired. Holly turns it back to Cyndi and says she'd never hire Cyndi to work for her. Trump asks Holly if Bret's as strong as Cyndi, and Holly says he was on that task but not here. Bret says he doesn't know what more he can say. He thinks Holly did a fantastic job, and the key that everyone is missing here is that Cyndi did one room, and he and Holly did five or six. Cyndi jumps in: "Bullshit! I helped her with every freaking room!" Richard loves it. Holly says they spent two or three hours in a prop house focusing on one room, which paid off in the end, but Holly says she allowed that and helped direct Cyndi with that. Holly says it was a difficult task in the time they had and she did the best they could.
Trump asks Bret if he has as much energy as these two. He says they both have a lot, but he has just as much. He didn't feel it was his place to jump into their discussion. But Trump says it is his place to jump in when Trump asks who he should fire, and he's like, "Oh, I love Holly so much. I love Cyndi so much. They're so great." Trump asks Bret who he should fire, and Bret says Cyndi. Trump asks why, and Bret says that he's not great with time management, but Cyndi's worse, and Holly did a better job of managing their time. Trump asks Holly if he should fire Bret, and she says no. Holly says that she didn't think Trump could factor in Bret not being there since there have been people gone all three times Holly's been project manager. She says that's been an issue every time, but she was surprised at how well Bret came through. "On the other hand, Cyndi's very difficult to deal with."
Trump tells Cyndi that, in all fairness, this is not the first time this has come up, and what he didn't like is that she told him that making the room red was Holly's idea. She says she was truthful, and Trump respects that she's truthful but says that not bringing it up would not have been untruthful. Don says the two things they liked were Bret's pictures and the red room and her giving up the red room... He says he respects her and thinks she's amazing, but why did she give up that it was Holly's idea? She says, "Because it was true," and Trump says, "Cyndi, you're fired." She looks disappointed, but then throws up her hands and says, "All right." Trump tells them to get out. Cyndi just says, "Bye-bye." And Bret tries to tell her he doesn't want to leave it like that and it's not personal, but she says it was personal to call out her time management. He's like, "Mine sucks," but she says it was like high school and tells him to have a nice life. I get that she's mad, but I hope she gets over that, because he really was trying to say it in as nice a way as he could, even throwing himself under the bus, too. To his own detriment, I might add. Back in the boardroom, Trump says that wasn't easy, and Richard and Don agree, but Don says you can't make tactical errors like that and make it through to the end. It does suck that it was a team of these three, who all clearly want to be here so much. I think they all wanted it more than the other three.