And then Jen brings out this lovely comment: "Mr. Trump, your deals involve financial and regulatory complexity. Sandy simply does not have the intellectual horsepower to manage --" This is a bit too much insanely patronizing bullshit for Sandy, who points out that she makes business decisions in her own business every day -- and I feel for her, but I also would say they're not quite the same kinds of decisions. Of course, the person who gets this job isn't doing any of that anyway, but is doing a year of public appearances and interviews in Us magazine, so it really doesn't make a damn bit of difference. But just in case it does, Jen comes back with an even more patronizing tone as she says, "Sandy, I don't want to -- I'm not going to insult you, but I will tell you, Mr. Trump, that I am at a much higher level than Sandy is. I can handle very complicated transactions." Sandy comments that that's very interesting, considering Jen hasn't even done anything on the less than "very complicated" tasks they've actually had in the last 13 weeks. Jen starts to defend herself, but clearly can't think of anything right away, so she starts saying, "Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump," while she tries to come up with something. They bicker for a bit, and Jen starts to bitch about how Sandy "discounts the value of education," to which Sandy says, "I chose a different path," and Jen snaps back in her most accusatory tone, "Could you have, Sandy? Could you have?" "Absolutely," Sandy says. "I don't believe that," Jen snorts. (Of course, Jen's not going to insult her.) "I had a 3.8, I was in the business school," Sandy says, while Jen continues to say, "I don't believe that." And then, as Sandy rattles off a perfectly adequate college record, Jen switches to, "Then why did you drop out? Why did you drop out? Do you think it's a good business decision to drop out of school?" Which is pretty dick, because Sandy's business is apparently quite successful, and as much as people who go to college like to believe that you can't be successful unless you do that, it's pretty much a crock, and if you ask me, the person here who is insecure about her background isn't Sandy, it's Jen. That's why Jen keeps having to say "dropped out of school" and "higher level" and "intellectual horsepower." Because she hasn't done anything, and Sandy has, and Jen doesn't know how to deal with being in a room with someone who hasn't made the same choices she has but has come to a place in her life where she's more independent than Jen, probably has more control over her own career than Jen, probably has a shitload more fun than Jen, and is a much, much more pleasant and well-liked human being than Jen. So Jen has to screech at her that she never finished college, because that's just the way some people are.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B+ | 630 USERS: C+
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