David acknowledges that James is intelligent, but he has no experience. Trump points out David's own bad experience with extended unemployment isn't exactly something to be thrilled about. Trump says that James went to great schools, but David is a little down and out right now. Then he tells James that David was successful until about a year ago, when the economy killed him. He asks Wade who he'd fire (did he forget what Wade said two minutes ago?), and Wade says, "Absolutely James. Wholeheartedly. Our team's better off." Wade tells Trump if he fires James, he'll step up and be project manager next week and show him how he can lead David.
Trump tells James he's so disappointed with him in so many ways. Then he tells David he's a wiseass, and Ivanka was right about the dismissive eye-rolling. But he's not the reason the team lost, which was because of James. So, he has to say, "James, you're fired." He sends them all away and scowls after them. In the lobby, Wade tells James not to let the door hit him in the ass. You know, it would be pretty difficult for an elevator door to hit you in the ass. James just shakes his head. He's a tool, but at least he didn't resort to the low blows the rest of the people on this season are so fond of. Trump says he really thought that was pretty obvious, and the Trumplets agree.
Taxicab confession: James says he respects Trump's decision. It was a tough loss, but he's walking away with his head held high. Then we find out James is now working at the New York Attorney General's Office. He says he couldn't do what he does had he not run a doggie day care center. I think he's joking. Next week: David freaks out about Steuart telling the truth about him muttering a profanity in front of the owner. It looks like Mahsa's the project manager, and that she and Tyana still hate each other all the way to the boardroom. Much to Trump's amusement.
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