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13-8: "Are You My Zulu Dancing Man?" 2013.04.21


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Posted Apr 28, 2013 @ 9:34 PM

I thought Trump was gunning for Lil Jon because he's the only black player left.

I thought so, too. Then again, I just re-read "Trumped" (by the pres of his NJ hotel/casino) and it reminded me what a bigot he is. He's quoted saying something like, "I'd never have blacks handling my money. When it comes to money I only want Jews." I thought about that when he was giving his testimonial to George (great seeing George again. The testimonial was so out of left field, but as a George fan, I didn't mind hearing he's the top real estate lawyer. It's amazing to me that he's still working for DT after all these years--even seems, maybe, to like him.)

Glad Brett was there, even though I took it as Trump saying, "I won! You should never have been a competitor from the beginning."

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Posted Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:08 PM

I thought Trump was gunning for Lil Jon because he's the only black player left.



Trump is definitely a racist - and he knows the majority of people perceive him that way, which is why he brought it up in episode 1 when he made Omarosa confirm that he wasn't racist (as if having one Black person on your side, that somehow proves you're not racist). But I don't think that's why he was after Lil Jon.

If you look at the trajectory of the finalists in any competition reality show, including all seasons of the Apprentice, you will see a pattern in the "edit" producers give them. In the beginning, the eventual finalists fly under the radar. They have one or two genius moments, but they are mostly just adequate and they stay out of the drama. Two-thirds the way through, there is a "fall" edit to make it look like the contestant made some big mistake. This is to bring doubt on the contestants' ability to make it to the finals as viewers want to be surprised about who wins. This is where Lil Jon is now in his edit and Trump was just playing his role to hype up Lil Jon's "fall". But rest assured, Lil Jon - like everyone else on all reality shows cast to be finalists - will be given a redemption arc edit and will make it to the finals.