The title card this week that kicks off the task says, "The Art Of The Deal." Trump interviews that negotiation is a crucial business skill, and that you sometimes have to be tough and sometimes have to be soft, depending on whom you're negotiating with. Unless it's my bank, because then, the only effective tactic is a going in with a cleaver sticking out of your head, in which case they might -- might -- take pity on you. We cut to an airfield, where Trump's big ugly plane is sitting on the runway. I am impressed that the entire thing is not gold-plated. Trump emerges from the plane as he voices over that negotiation skills are born, not made, for the most part. Trump tells the assembled candidates that negotiation is "something that [he's] very familiar with." He goes on to tell a story about how people pay huge prices for little airplanes, but that he found that there were planes sitting idle in Nevada unused, and that's how he got his plane, which is no little jet, but a big old airliner. Pardon me if I'm failing to get into the spirit of things, but I don't think I actually need an airliner. I have a small family, and there aren't that many people I would want to take with me on a cross-country airplane ride. Maybe I'm failing to see the big picture. Trump then explains this week's task.
In this week's task, both teams will be given the same list of ten items. They'll have to go around and buy the items and negotiate for better prices. Whoever pays a lower total price for all ten items will win. Pretty simple, right? Donald says that they'll meet up at 5:00 this afternoon to see how it went: "Don't be late. I hate people to be late." Amy interviews that she thinks this task gives the men a natural advantage, because Troy, Sam, Bowie, and Nick are all dealmakers in their day-to-day lives. The Trumpliner takes off. With just Donald in it, I guess. Just rattling around in Coach, no doubt, all by his lonesome. At least nobody bitches if he reclines his seat.