I don't watch porn or read playboy, so I think I'm safe. :pOriginally Posted by Lizard
There is only one thing I'm certain of after watching the finale, and that is Trump knew he was picking Arsenio when the show was edited. The show was heavily edited in favour of showing the positives about Arsenio whereas Clay was featured far less.
For example: during the final 'boardroom', Trump had Arsenio's team say nice things about him... but they didn't air anything about Clay and his team. Trump didn't want too many scenes of the contestants saying how great Clay was because he wanted to justify picking Arsenio.
I think all kinds of factors played into Trump's decision:
Arsenio had more wins (arguably )
Arsenio's passion for his charity
Arsenio's ability to kiss-butt and stroke Trump's ego (Trump really loves that stuff)
Arsenio's feud with Aubrey (Trump has heard public opinion on this one, and he wanted to come out on the 'good' side) In relation to this point...
Clay befriended Lisa and has been talking her up the last few weeks. This has hurt Clay somewhat in public opinion.
Possibly Clay's political stands may have had some influence, but I think it had more to do with the fact that:
Trump loves Arsenio... he has shown it from the beginning, whereas Clay was kind of new to Trump and had to prove himself more.
A lot of this is conjecture as to why Trump picked Arsenio, but I would put money on the fact that Trump had Arsenio in mind when he had this show edited.