In the boardroom, Ivanka tells her dad it's a difficult decision. She says Herschel wasn't able to rally his troops, but neither Dennis or Dice Clay really rose to the occasion. Don thinks Dennis and Dice Clay can't be led, so it wouldn't be fair to fire Herschel, who raised the most money. Trump asks Dennis who he'd fire, and he says Herschel, because he wasn't prepared. He says Herschel didn't know how to use him, and Herschel says no one would know how. Dennis says everyone's been saying Dennis is the biggest star here, but Trump says he's the biggest star here. Dennis says how about he's a close second. Trump humors him, and says okay. Dennis continues going on about the planning, saying that Herschel needed him and didn't use him. So, his defense, like Dice Clay's earlier, is that he did nothing. But that it's Herschel's fault. Celebrities really play this game differently than the regular people used to, don't they? Herschel says if Dennis can bring in people, why didn't he do it instead of sitting in the truck? Dennis says Herschel should have made him get out of the truck. Guys, I think we are witnessing actual strategy that was at play this whole episode. Trump asks if Herschel couldn't lead these two. He says he could, but he obviously couldn't. They're all talking at once.
Trump asks Dice Clay who he'd fire, and he says Herschel, because it's the boss's job to delegate. Now he's just glomming on to Dennis's idea. Herschel says he did delegate, and reminds everyone that when he got the call to send someone to Crumbs, he delegated that to Dice Clay because he wasn't doing anything. Dice Clay tries to interrupt, but Herschel's making a good point. Dice Clay tries to say he was selling with Tom, but Herschel says he wasn't. Herschel also adds a creepy, "I'm the man here. You're wrong." What does that even mean? I know I don't like it, but I'm not sure why. Dennis just sits there nodding, realizing he's sort of out of the mix now; heat's off him. All part of his strategy. Dice Clay and Herschel continue to talk over each other, and then Herschel calls Dice Clay a has-been. Dice Clay asks if Herschel's still playing ball. And then Dice Clay asks Trump if he has said anything to him that made sense as far as what he did this week. Trump, being generous, said Dice Clay said some things that made sense. Trump says the one thing that didn't make sense was when he wanted to quit. Dice Clay says he wasn't quitting; he didn't want anyone else to have to go. Ivanka says it didn't feel like he was being a martyr in the context of the moment.