Tarek and Charmaine speak out
Candidates are required to sign a massive non-disclosure agreement to compete on The Apprentice. They can't say much at all until we see them fired or hired. Once they're off the show, however, they can talk to the media about their experiences. Tarek Saab and Charmaine Hunt are the most recent fired candidates, so now they're talking.
Fomer Orthodox Apprentice candidate Daniel Brody formed a strong friendship with Tarek. On Tarek's website, he writes about Dan.
I liked Dan a lot. He was my first choice and was my roommate in the suite. He's a good businessman and great dad.
Tarek also responds to a fan who asked for his thoughts on Dan and Lee Bienstock missing a task during Rosh HaShanah.
I was in total support of their decision. If it had been Christmas or Easter, I would have done the same. The Apprentice is not the real world, and we are not doctors or firemen. Faith comes first. If you view this as a game, it is unfair, but if it's an interview process it shouldn't really matter. I think the only thing that suprised us was that Lee didn't take off the Succot holiday as well.
In his NBC exit interview, Tarek was asked about his relationship with Lee.
NBC: You seemed to have a very solid friendship with Lee. In fact, a lot of people like him, including, it seems, Mr Trump. It looks like Lee goes into the boardroom wearing Teflon. Stuff just bounces off him. Do you think that's going to carry him through to the end or is the politician side of Lee going to be his undoing?
Tarek: This is a funny question, because Lee and I were not very good friends at all, actually. Early on, we had some major clashes that we really struggled to work through. Towards the end, we became more friendly and learned how to work together because Trump fired all of our allies. In the end, Lee hung me out to dry in the boardroom. I think Lee is a smart guy and has matured along the way, but politician or not, Trump seems to love him for whatever reason and that is singularly the most important thing in this game.
NBC asked Charmaine who we should be looking out for in the coming weeks. It appears as if a portion of her response was edited out by NBC. Here's what they printed.
Sean and Roxanne are also ones to watch - they both seem like very strong candidates, each with one win under their belt, and they haven't ruffled many feathers.Usually an "also" is preceded by something. Here, the response starts with an "also". We suspect that Charmaine might have said something about the other candidates that NBC doesn't want us to know.
Last night was the first time Mr. Trump did not watch an episode as it aired. Donald & Melania attended the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His daughter, Ivanka, was there too.