Now Trump says that, in theory, a man has to be fired. He asks the women to stay, and then asks the ladies how they'd feel if no men got fired given that they lost Jose this week. He says that they can say that they want a man to be fired, or they can be generous and say that those guys did a great job, too, and let's let them all stay. Marlee says she wishes she weren't put in this spot. Marlee says she has an idea, but wants to take 30 seconds to consult with her teammates. The ladies whisper, and Trump tells the guys their lives are in their hands. Marlee says that, with all due respect, her heart goes to Jose and she would do the same thing in his position. She says that in terms of the team, who she congratulates for doing so well, she wants him to fire someone because it's all business, just like their three firings in a row. Trump asks her to sit here and advise him which man should be fired.
Trump asks Rich who was the weakest player, and Rich says you'd have to rank it on fundraising, which Trump agrees with. The guys don't know who raised the least, so Hatch steps in and says it was clearly him. Trump asks if he should be fired, and Hatch says he hopes not. Rich says he doesn't buy that he doesn't have anyone who can donate. Trump asks the women who they'd fire. Star and Hope both say Hatch. Trump asks Rich who, outside of money, would he fire or could he do without. Rich says it was just about money. Rich says that focus is important going forward, so Busey is his weakest link going forward. Meat Loaf agrees. So do Mark and Lil Jon. Busey says he does what he's called to do 100 percent. Don says that he thinks that Busey thinks he's focused, because he'll go on for five minutes about his art, even though he's everywhere. Trump says Busey is solid, even though he pretends he's not. Busey agrees: "That's a subtle enjoyment of staying safe, secretive and mysterious. I can't figure out what acronym he's spelling out there: S-E-O-S-S-S-A-M. Buseyism!
Marlee says she knows Busey is brilliant and knows how to the play the game. She thinks they need to look at the bigger picture. She says he's passionate and will fight. Trump asks Marlee who she'd fire. She says she doesn't know, but she wouldn't fire Busey. She's surprised some of them didn't raise money, so she'd fire Hatch, no question. Trump asks Rich who he'd fire, since he initially said Hatch. Rich says Hatch if it's by money, and he still believes he could have raised money. Trump agrees, and fires Richard. Hatch says he was all prepared to defend himself, but didn't get a chance. He laughs. Busey and Marlee hug, and he thanks her for her support. Trump says the women played a strategic game, which Hatch should understand. "I made the right decision." I'm very surprised Trump agrees with himself, aren't you?