But that's just inside the show, right? Because here outside the show, we know that it's not just women -- it's everybody. This is a show that demands you be either an asshole, or a high-functioning robot. That's how you succeed. And when the boys do it, it's just business. Nothing personal.
Here's how you don't succeed: "Two women that really like each other, and they lose. A terrible thing. You're going at each other like cats and dogs. You like each other! Losing is shitty!" Allie, oblivious as ever: "It's total shit!" (Naughty word! Cobra!) "When you lose, your whole world changes. You went at each other!" They start to cock their heads, not really getting where he's going, because he's responding to a movie in his head, and not anything that actually happened. When a woman raises her voice, even to somebody else, that's like growing claws and attacking Donald himself. And they both did it, and then they weren't shocked into cowering by his use of a dirty word? One of them even said it back to him? "I'm disappointed that both of you walk in as close friends, and start attacking each other," he says. Which isn't what happened at all. They presented a unified front, he called them out on it, and kept picking the scab so they'd be "honest." And they were, and everything they said was true, and factual, not emotional, given to him so that he could, in his infinite wisdom, judge based on that evidence. But all the evidence he saw was that they were bitches. "I'm disappointed. In all the Boardrooms that I've had, I've never seen two people closer than you two. And at the end, you attack each other. Unbelievable! Roxanne, Allie you're both fired." Right cobra, wrong reason. Again. They both should have gone, for co-designing a curse on mankind, but not for this. If anything, the object lesson is that there are more men like Trump in positions of power than there are people like them, in the world, and these men have a vested interested in maintaining their power. I can't think of anything scarier than those two people coming at Trump, unless it's those two people coming at Trump screaming: "Once you good old boys are dead and gone, it's our turn." Who do you think is raising their children? While you're off having your midlife crises and serial marriages and Baby Boomer self-destructive bullshit, spending your grandchildren's legacy, who the fuck do you think is raising your sons and daughters? Maybe the scariest thing is the people not even waiting politely for you to die.
The ladies nod and leave; Ivanka and DJ seem a little weirded out. Roxanne and Allie roll their eyes, as they're leaving, and hug in the foyer. "Are we still friends?" asks Roxanne. Of course they fucking are. "Of course," says Allie, and they head into the elevator. Inside, Trump says he "hated seeing that," he "hated doing that," and yet he managed. "They're really talented." Word. Ivanka, who totally signed on for that whole bullshit trip, but I do still love her, describes it as a "complete lack of loyalty." And he gives the dismissive, obnoxious hand-wave, and pronounces it "Okay." That new thing, I really hate.