Finale stuns even Trump
Moments after Randall Pinkett was selected by Donald Trump to be the "Apprentice," he made it clear he didn't want any company.
During the live broadcast, Trump, after hiring Pinkett, asked if he should hire Rebecca Jarvis, too.
"It's not 'The Apprenti,' it's 'The Apprentice,'" Pinkett said, shooting down Jarvis' shot at a gig with Trump.
Trump said yesterday he came up with the idea of hiring both during the telecast, which emanated from Lincoln Center and was watched by 14 million viewers.
"I felt Randall should at least have a say," Trump told the Daily News yesterday.
But then Pinkett shot off the "Apprenti" line.
"I was surprised, because I think most people would have said hire Rebecca, too," Trump said. "It shows he's certainly an independent thinker."
Anyone watching the telecast Thursday night could see Trump was leaning toward Pinkett, who has multiple degrees and a stint at Oxford. During the run of "The Apprentice," viewers also saw his teams win repeatedly. He was also well-liked by his teammates.
Still, the shot at Jarvis in the last final moments of the show was surprising.
"I'm not against what Randall did," Trump said. "He did a brave thing. His line was unbelievable."
Trump said he told Jarvis afterward he was surprised Pinkett didn't vote to hire her.
However, Jarvis won't be out of work long. The folks at Yahoo offered her a job yesterday.