Inside the boardroom, Aubrey's tears get Trump to donate $10k to stop teen bullying, as per Aubrey's charity, which gets LISA crying at the generosity of it all. Jesus. "It takes you about 30 seconds to make that amount..." she says to Trump, which is some fine unintended shade. Aubrey seems honestly saddened to break up this team, which does surprise me, but she still says she'd boot Dayana. Trump says he likes that Dayana brought models to the party. Aubrey, he's giving you an out; take it. Pro tip for anyone going on this stupid show: Learn to read Trump! He's capricious but not complicated. If you can see that he clearly doesn't intend to fire someone, pick a new target.
Speaking of, Patricia refuses to say who she'd fire (weak link!), which only causes Trump to grow less patient with the lovey-doveyness of the girls. "If you get fired tonight," he asks Aubrey, "would you still love them?" Aubrey: "I'm not getting fired tonight." Bitch is good in the boardroom, I will give her that. She actually perfectly articulates something too few people on this show articulate: the "We may not have had a glaring weakness this week, but if it's about keeping the strongest team together for the tasks ahead, please eliminate X" defense.
Ivanka brings up crucial issue: whose idea was it to run with the "Pomtini" brand over the "Crystal Light" brand? Aubrey stresses she gave specific instructions on the signage, but it's ultimately revealed that it was Patricia's responsibility. Trump is just DYING to fire her, it should be noted. The two women disagree over whether Aubrey got approval on everything. Debbie dithers when asked whom she'd fire, and Don Jr. earns my momentary allegiance by smiling his reptilian smile and wondering how everyone can be so shocked when they're asked who they'd fire. He's right, though. Forty minutes out of every episode consists of Trump asking people whom they'd fire. Debbie eventually reads the tea leaves and says Patricia, for the printing. She feigns towards Aubrey as a possibility but says she's been a major creative force for them all along. Back in the peanut gallery, Dee pipes in that the women have lost four of six tasks under the Aubrey/Lisa junta. Dayana, to her credit, basically says just that. Aubrey picks Dayana and Patricia to return to the boardroom with her. Bing bam boom.
Obviously, Aubrey is drama-queen gold, and Trump wants Dayana to bring in the Miss Universe girls for at least another week, so this elimination is an easy one to call. Aubrey still says she'd fire Dayana and even sticks up for Patricia's contributions. Don yips about how they're judging THIS task (which ... it's not at all clear that that is the case on this show). Ivanka encourages Dayana to take it personally and fire back at her teammates. Instead, Dayana makes a great case for Aubrey's wonky creative vision, at which point Aubrey takes credit for Dayana and Debbie's previous wins. "You cannot fire creative people for being creative," Aubrey stresses, really parroting Lisa's lines there. It's faulty logic like whoa, too. Creative people get fired all the time for crappy creativity.