maryt, the great mystery of Trump is to what extent he knows he's a buffoon. When I hear him on various news channels he is, even if I don't agree with him, reasonable in his assessments. And the fact that his kids are well-adjusted and observent implies good qualities too. But he clearly doesn't try to look good on this show, and he does other things like getting in public fights that show poor judgment. At this point I can't tell how much of his boardroom shtick is an act. I can say that anyone who ever hoped this show represents real business would be better off with Shark Tank.
You know, I usually like Trump about 80% of the time, and I give him a pass because I've heard him speak on Fox News. He makes a ton of sense. But this show sounds like his sandbox where he can be stupid just for fun.
Speaking of Trumplets, Ivanka was right to call out the "like a woman" statement and I certainly don't blame her for what her father said. I mean, I personally have never called out my father on national television for a subjective statement on a show where it could be edited out at his discretion.
Wasn't there also a season where the show offered a bonus "whale" check if they could make a short-notice pizza delivery to a firehouse, and one team couldn't do it? I don't buy that they couldn't satisfy whales via a VIP line, but Trace's strategy makes sense to ensure they have extra hands for surprises.
While it may be the exception rather than the rule, it's happened at least twice that I recall. Once in the first Celebrity Apprentice season, when Omarosa failed to greet some of her contacts during the art task and they ended up buying from Piers Morgan's team instead, and then again during the first episode of Celebrity Apprentice 3, where the women's restaurant turned into such a crowded mess that they had no idea who they were serving.