Kristi continues to try to talk as Carolyn holds it up, eventually having to resort to a very unsettling ex-CUSE me to shush her. "This is three Xs, [and it says] 'We're going to make you sweat.' Do you think you're marketing to women?" Kristi protests that she never would have even thought of it that way, but Melissa jumps in to bottom-line it for us: "The reason we lost, just so we can get to the bottom of this, is because of our project manager."
Alla speaks up that this is untrue, and the entire team shakes their heads emphatically, but Melissa continues: "She's very weak, very unorganized " At this point Kristi kind of loses her cool and talks when she shouldn't -- she addresses Melissa about how she came up with the choreography and did a lot of the sales but Melissa's not done, continuing right over her. "You're loud, you're obnoxious and weak, you make poor judgments, you shouldn't be here." Sigh. The stupid thing, beyond the pot/kettle here, is how she made that decision about five seconds after the other women didn't automatically elect her PM back in the shuttle bus, and has been repeating this exact list since that moment. Because she sucks unbelievably.
Alla is brilliant here. She tries to interject a few times -- just shy of loudly enough to actually get Melissa's attention -- so that she can turn to Trump and the Viceroys, exasperated, indicating how very hard to work with Melissa actually is. This might be the Gold Star Move of the Week, actually. Finally ceded the floor, Alla continues: "At the end of the day, Mr. Trump, it takes the entire team's effort, everybody's 100\% one member of the team did not give it 100\%." She calls Melissa negative, condescending, and sarcastic, saying she brought them down and ultimately caused them to lose the task. Melissa makes crazy exasperated "I can't believe this is happening" faces as Alla points out that they were only off by one sale, which Melissa might well be blamed for. Melissa's crazy extends to the point where she thinks someone might feel sympathy for her at this time. Kristi agrees, quietly, that she had to put a lot of energy into managing Melissa, which is the smartest thing she does in this entire conference: sit back and let the others not only go after Melissa, but also up to bat for her.