Keshia Knight Pulliam was fired from Sunday night’s season premiere of The Celebrity Apprentice.
The episode centered around a fundraising bake sale for charity. Keshia Knight Pulliam was the project lead for her team, but according to Donald Trump she didn’t make the right phone call that could have put her team over the edge.
Pulliam made a pretty decent argument as to why she didn’t phone up her TV father from decades ago.
“I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don’t know how long,” she explained. “For me to pick up the phone having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event, I feel that’s not my place to do.”
That makes sense to those of us who don’t like bugging friends and family for money.
However, Trump wasn’t afraid to tell Keshia Knight Pulliam exactly what he thought of her consideration for Bill Cosby.
He said, “You have this tremendous guy with this tremendous amount of money. And with one phone call you could have won this whole event.”
Trump continued, “I really believe, if you’d called that gentleman, he would’ve helped you, even if you hadn’t spoken to him in years. Because you were an amazing team with one of the most successful shows ever, so I think it would have been a very quick call to make for charity…Keshia, you’re fired.”
Ouch. The Trump firing is always a little painful for everyone, but it was especially cringe-worthy in light of recent events.
The episode with Keshia Knight Pulliam was filmed before all of the sex abuse accusations formed a dark cloud around Bill Cosby’s name, but Trump remains steadfast in his decision.
This show was taped just before the terrible Bill Cosby revelations came to light.She still should have asked him for money-goes to charity.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2015
That guy. Always the business man!
What do you think of Keshia Knight Pulliam’s boot from the show last night? Who should be next?