Trump asks what Annie has to say. She says it's a tough decision when you're down this far, but she doubts anyone wants to win as much as her. Joan says that's true, and that she'd kill and bury her mother for it. Trump asks who she'd fire, and Joan says, "Melissa. She's competition." Annie says that overall Brande's been stronger, but this time there wasn't strong leadership. Trump asks why he shouldn't fire Annie, since she took control. She says she didn't take control. She was asked to do all the things she did, and checked in with Brande on everything. Brande agrees, and can't think of a reason Annie should be fired, unless they hated the brand, which they obviously didn't. Brande thinks they're both wonderful, but she thinks Melissa has gotten too personal in the game, which distracts from the task. Brande thinks Melissa and Annie wouldn't be as good of a team as Annie and her. Jim thinks this was the time to step up and drop the Mother Theresa stuff and speak up and say why someone should be fired. Brande tries to stick up for herself now, but Ivanka says she lacked some passion in her defense. Jim thinks Melissa should be fired because Brande will go to the end and bring more money in than anybody else here. She's angry at Jim, which makes me like her again, because he's annoying.
Trump finally asks Melissa's opinion. She says she's worked her ass off, and has been in the middle of the pack as a fundraiser. She says she's always the one to step up and do whatever, whenever. Brande interrupts and says she has worked hard, too. Ivanka thinks it's amazing that Brande's fighting with Melissa and Annie gets to sit back and relax even though they lost and she did the presentation and came up with the concept. Trump passes Jim a note, and Jim agrees. They whisper back and forth. Trump asks Jim who he'd fire, and he asks if Joan knows. Melissa says not to worry about her mother's participation. He says, then, yes, he'd fire her. Joan shakes her head. She asks why, when she did everything she was asked. Trump says he thinks Jim is saying this because raising money is going to count. Melissa feels confident she's rallied her troops. She says she came to win, and feels she's been maligned by two women who have set her up. Trump thinks she's been amazing, but she's fired. Which is completely the wrong decision, since Brande did nothing and has done nothing a few times now. Trump has such a thing for pretty ladies that he can't use logic.