Trump tells the men it's never easy for him to fire people he respects, and he respects everyone in this room. He asks Mark if he still thinks he should be fired, and Mark says he wishes he didn't have to say it, but if they didn't like the pirate theme, that's on him. Trump reminds him that they also didn't like Busey pitching himself to the executives, and Meat Loaf says he disagrees 100 percent with Mark. He says their project manager is always the leader in the presentation, but Busey took over here and took them away and even shoved Mark away. Busey says he didn't shove anyone away, and Meat Loaf says he doesn't even realize what he does. Meat Loaf tells Trump that they create tasks for Gary to keep him busy and out of the way. Meat Loaf says that Busey forced the executives off with him, and Busey says he didn't force anyone. Trump asks if it's really so bad if Busey was talking about the product. Ivanka says it wasn't just the product, since he also pitched himself as being a spokesperson for the project. Ivanka asks if Meat Loaf is upset because he could lose a strong player, but Meat Loaf says he was really worried about Busey's behavior. Trump asks Meat Loaf if he's saying Busey's a liability, and Meat Loaf says "Big time."
Busey defends himself, and Lil Jon says he'll tell them what he saw: Busey took the executives and practically handcuffed them to him. Busey tries to interrupt and Lil Jon tells him to shut up. Don says he's been in one of those "ear locks" with Busey, too, and he's very passionate about what he's doing but the executives said one of their negatives was that he pitched them to be a spokesperson. Busey says he didn't pitch them. Ivanka says she doesn't think him pitching was the reason they lost, but it's interesting to her that the whole team thinks he's a liability going forward. Busey says it's been this way since they began. Back in the suite, Star says she thinks Gary has moments of rationality, only in the boardroom. They all agree he's focused when he needs to be, and they don't think he's going home. Trump asks Rich how he feels, and he says he used to give Busey the benefit of the doubt about his crazy behavior, thinking it's just who he is, but after the boardroom last week -- when Trump asked Busey if he thinks he's a deceptive player and Busey said he gets a kick out of keeping people off-balance -- he now thinks Busey knows exactly what he's doing. He says Busey's very focused in the boardroom, but is nearly impossible to wrangle outside of here.