Lee now has to be better than everyone else
Earlier this week, Q104.3 radio show host Jim Kerr chatted on the air with Donald Trump. Much of their discussion focused on Lee Bienstock, who, in Trumps words, has "taken two shows off... gotten two passes because of a religious holiday... essentially he's had 23% of the show off."
As the remaining Orthodox Apprentice candidate, Lee has missed tasks on The Apprentice for Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.
Jim argued that "the real world is on Yom Kippur you're not going to be working if you're Jewish... employment discrimination based on religion violates Federal law... violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964." Trump joked that he'd get the electric chair for such violations.
Then Trump said, "That would have been very courageous to have fired Lee for taking religious holidays... There were many, many... contestants that felt I should do that."
When asked why a task was scheduled for Yom Kippur, Mr. Trump explained that a crew of 500 shoots every day for a period of six weeks, without taking a day off.
Jim's co-host Shelli Sonstein told Trump that she takes off for Yom Kippur and doesn't get fired for it.
Jim Kerr suggested that Lee needs to compensate in other ways for his absence. Similarly, Trump responded, "Maybe [Lee's] gonna have to work harder. Would you say that would be fair? If I set a standard where Lee now has to be better than everyone else."