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But she didn’t just say stupid things, she did stupid things as well. Now you might not remember this, but think back to Episode 1, when the teams were selling lemonade. Tammy decided to go off on her own and have a lunch break! When Omarosa tried to be nice (probably the only time that has happened during the show so far) and talk to her alone about how to get along better with everyone (how ironic), Tammy came back to the group and started a new conflict about why they were mad at her! At the time, we had no idea this was just the tip of a very large iceberg dealing with her complete inability to deal with other people.
This week, however, her team lost. Arguably, she had little to do with it. Then again, she didn’t have anything to do with winning previously, and she certainly didn’t contribute anything positive to the team effort this time. For example, she was arguing about how the paint would dry. I have to admit that when I first painted a wall, I thought the same thing she did – that it would dry looking the same way it would when wet. But when somebody told me it would be okay, I didn’t argue and badger them – I just waited a few minutes. Voila! It dried just fine.
But Tammy was like the female version of Sam. She came up with these crazy ideas and could not let them go. Besides the paint incident, she was also pestering the workers that her team had hired to help with the apartment. It got so bad that her teammates had to tell them to ignore her because she’s crazy!
Tammy doesn’t seem to have a regulator in her brain that stops her tongue from wagging. Every thought that enters her head immediately comes out of her mouth. For example, some people might see a big piece of jewelry and think, “Wow, that’s some bling they’ve got going there.” But few people would actually say it – to George Steinbrenner, no less, while Donald Trump is in the room with them!
Similarly, when both teams were in the boardroom at the end of this most recent challenge, a normal person would have realized that even if they thought their team leader had been duped, they shouldn’t say it out loud while the rest of the team was asserting otherwise. But Tammy is not most people. It came into her mind and POP! out of her mouth it came.
Trump had seen her in action before – with Steinbrenner – and had probably heard from his girlfriend about the stupid contestant who asked her how she keeps the apartment clean. Plus I’m sure he heard from his lackeys how she behaved in the challenges. But to let something like that pop out and to be so disloyal in front of Trump, a man who certainly values loyalty, was the last straw.
As we’ve already discussed, the only reason Tammy has not been fired sooner is that her team never lost. But this was always in spite of her actions, not because of them. This time, Tammy’s team finally lost. Her flaws were put on the table – and she had many of them. What were he strengths? Well, as one of the Trump lackeys said, she didn’t bring anything to the table.
As she took her cab ride off the show, she complained that she was ganged up on because she brought out the truth and it was just because she said that they were duped. This shows how completely and utterly clueless Tammy truly is. I do hope that she has been sitting at home watching the show and realizing what she looks like to other people.
Tammy had no idea how to negotiate, not even a clue on how to talk to people in normal situations. While her final action seemed disloyal, and that may have contributed to her demise on the show, it was really only the last of many statements that were made without thinking. That is why Tammy lost.
David Bloomberg is the Editor of RealityNewsOnline and can be reached at RNO@pobox.com.
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