Trump now asks Ivana who she wants to bring to the final table, reminding her that Baldford is no longer exempt. She's allowed to bring two or three. She says that she'll bring two. Trump says, "Even though three gives you a better chance of surviving?" At that point, she switches, saying in a clumsily defiant manner that she'll bring three after all. "You're very indecisive, as they were saying," Trump says, having caught her just as I think he intended. She cringes. She should. Ivana announces that she's bringing to the Boardroom Stacie, Jennifer C., and Baldford. Trump returns to how stupid it was for Baldford to give up his protection like that. "You did a really stupid thing," he says. Baldford says it didn't seem stupid at the time, but he allows that now, it sort of does. Trump releases the non-selected back up to the suite, and sends Ivana, Stacie, Jennifer C., and Baldford into the lobby to wait. When they get out there, Ivana whispers to Baldford, "You have nothing to worry about. I'm going to say how you performed on this task." And after all, she controls who gets fired, right? Uh, right? He chuckles. "That was dumb," he says, pretty obviously to himself.
"Why you got me here?" Jennifer asks angrily. "Jen, Jen," Ivana says. "I know. I'm not losing sight. I'm asking questions, and they're valid." Ivana says, right in earshot of Stacie, how they're all going to go in there together, united, and have her fired. That way, they're sure to get their way. "We all have to be on the same page," she says. "The page is still the same," Jennifer says coldly.
In the Boardroom, Trump asks Carolyn for her opinion. She says that she would "lean towards" Ivana for being a poor leader. George says that he would get rid of Stacie, whom he sees as "an oddball" who can't get along with the team. "I still have some strong feelings on this one...let's see what happens," Trump says. He has Robin let them back into the room.
When everyone is seated, Trump says, "[Baldford], you shouldn't be here." Baldford laughs. Trump criticizes him fairly extravagantly for unnecessarily exposing himself to booting, and wonders why. "Because he knows he did a good job," Ivana jumps in. "He's done a great job! I mean...you're so stupid, to have done this," Trump nearly spits. All Baldford can do is agree. Trump asks if he regrets it, and Baldford -- remarkably -- hedges. Trump has said over and over that he thinks it's stupid, and now he wants to know if you regret it. SAY YES. But Baldford doesn't. He kind of stammers all around it. Trump says that probably, Jennifer shouldn't be there either. "I shouldn't, I shouldn't," she says, all waggling her head. Jennifer tries to take credit for a quarter of the profit, presumably the $655 from the vendor she brought to visit. Ivana points out that that wasn't entirely Jennifer's doing, as they had presumably already made contact with that person and other people talked to him at the cart site as well. Trump asks Ivana why she brought Jennifer, and Ivana tries a "well, I had to bring someone" excuse, and that's really not going to work, because she brought three people, which is exactly what Trump says. She brought Jennifer to set up Stacie, and Trump knows it. And he's not happy about it. Trump then refers to Baldford's mistake as "life-threatening." Well, no, but not a smart move, I'll grant you. Baldford starts in: "I'm not here to blow smoke up your ass. I believe in my heart that I kicked ass on this task." At his choice of words, Carolyn visibly blanches. It's not that the word "ass" is so awful; it's that it's not appropriate in a business setting with higher-ups who haven't led the way themselves. He just has bad, bad judgment.