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Trump fires Carolyn, hires his daughter

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 31st 2006 11:13AM
donald trump; carolyn kepcherDo you think he used his catchphrase? Donald Trump has fired Carolyn Kepcher, the blonde assistant who has been at his side all these years on The Apprentice. The New York Post is reporting that Carolyn, who is merely 36 years old, was fired for not being able to focus. Apparently she's quite the busy bee now that she's a pseudo-celebrity and all. The paper says she's trying to juggle her responsibilities for Trump with her many speaking engagements and recently, while away on a speaking engagement, Trump was unable to reach her.

Aside from monitoring the teams on The Apprentice, Carolyn's real job was to run the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York. Trump says her duties on the show will be done by his daughter, Ivanka. Maybe Carolyn's job is the big prize for the next winner of The Apprentice.

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Mary Anne

Did it ever occur to any of you that Carolyn was not fired from the tv show but the organization? If she was not fulfilling her commitment to the job, then she shouldn't be allowed to work there, plain and simple. It sounds as though her celebrity went to her head and she believed she was irreplacable. Just something to consider.

October 04 2006 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dez

I am apalled! Not, only was she a perfect fit on the show but she always seemed like she had "it together." She had alot to juggle. Being a mom is a tough enough job and then you add a high profile career. I have lost some respect for Mr. Trump.

September 08 2006 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leo Zuckerman

Trump is a master of hype. His actions and messages are rediculous. The show was a farce, no inatelligent person could watch.

Who cares about him,his daughter or paris Hilton for that matter. This man blew 2 billion dollars in Atlantic City, and had the market not turned around he would be bankrupt.

He does have a nice hairdoo, I will give him that,and tell me that his current wife is with him becuase they are in love. Tell me that he has one friend in the world, he is a bankrupt human being and should b e dpitied for the empty life he live.

September 07 2006 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wendy

Shame on the Donald-he couldn't stand the competition, as she was more or as capable a leader as he was!

September 06 2006 at 11:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robert drake

It's good to have the stable mature woman like Carolyn and the new hot daughter executive on the show. Carolyn should not have been fired!

September 03 2006 at 11:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Preston

I thought that Carol Kepcher was in the spotlight too much after the Apprentice finished its seasons. The show's is more focused on Donald Trump, not her. She wants to be this huge celebrity by hawking her book and being at these functions as if she's some pop singer. She was getting more press than Trump at one point last year. I think that Trump didn't want to be upstaged, so he fired her. That's my opinion.

September 02 2006 at 9:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LC

Thank you Design, for injecting a little reality. SHe was fired from her real job. She became a celebrity from the show and between book deals and speaking engagements, her performance in that job was probably not up to the standards of Trump.

She didn't work for a small business, she worked for Trump. She was in the big leagues. There is a reason why Trump and people like him are successful. They hire the best and expect the best from them.

Since she was fired, there would be no sense in keeping her on the show. Now I don't know why his kids should be brought in, but I watched the show for the contestants. As long as they bring in smart colorful contestants, I will still watch.

September 02 2006 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
H2

She's wanted more then what the Trump organization can give her, and is better off on her own. By the looks of it she's already making a ton of money. Probably even more then what Trump is currently paying her. $25k per speech, endorsements, her book deal, etc. Plus she has the first-hand knowledge from Trump himself to create her own empire, with her at the top. As with working under any boss, you are limited as to what you can make. A GM of two golf courses and selling memberships is beneath her now.

September 01 2006 at 5:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Profran

Actually it was time! He practically raised her up! When in business, you always fire one of the top paid, & hire someone for less!!!!!
Ivanka is a mini Trump!!!!! Same face, same personality, tuff hard cookie. Maybe Trump will put his son in charge of his golf courses & resorts (now that he gained respect for him). Someone in your family should be Vice Pres. of your companies anyway.

August 31 2006 at 11:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carlene

Why did Donald Trump fire Carolyn? She knows her stuff and she cannot be at all places at the same time. It's impossible.
Donald, please reconsider your actions, it is taking its toll on people. Why Ivanka? She has to decide whether to stay or to go.

August 31 2006 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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