As the foregone conclusion nears, Michael can only smile and realize what bullshit this is. So, despite everybody telling Trump to fire Lou, he commends Lou's team-screwing eagerness and fires Michael for standing up for himself and being a team player. Of all the eliminations thus far, this is the crappiest elimination because Trump fired two valuable team players for not being his passive drones and essentially rewarded Lou for being a self-centered loose cannon. To be fair, Michael probably doesn't care, and he was so under-the-radar that he probably would have been fired soon enough anyway. Michael actually thanks the doorman in his pre-taped walk to the Limousine of Shame, which I don't think the Apprenti (celebrity or not) usually do. All in all, he's just a good guy, so you can understand his exit interview feeling that it's a whole lot of hooey for him to be fired when he did absolutely nothing wrong. Alas, this is Trump's world, and we're just living in it.