wasn’t just about Trump setting up Omarosa (and Toccara Jones in the second, and last, season).
There are obvious dating-related questions, like “Describe your perfect date” and “Describe your ideal woman,” as well as a litany of financial inquiries. ” and a series of options ranging from “0 – 50K” to “500K & UP,” as well as a space for applicants to describe their “current occupation” in detail.
At one point, he toyed with developing a version of the show that pitted black contestants vs.
white contestants—something that never saw the light of the day, and for good reason.
But by 2010, Trump had seemingly cracked the code with The Ultimate Merger, a Frankenstein’s monster of The Apprentice and The Bachelorette that pitted rich men against poor men for the affection of Omarosa Onee Manigault.
Omarosa, who is currently the Trump campaign’s director of African-American outreach, had first come into Trump’s life as reality television’s prime-time villain on the first season of The Apprentice in 2004.
Six years later, Trump, her self-described mentor, wanted to help her find a soulmate who could handle her… The contestants, at least on the first of two seasons, would sign a prenuptial agreement that Omarosa would rip up as each person got eliminated.
(Trump reportedly had all his wives sign pre-nups and frequently recommends that others do so as well.) According to a contestant application for the show obtained by The Daily Beast, prospective lovers would have to answer a series of questions, including a section about annual earnings, to allow Trump to select from opposite sides of the spectrum.
There are a host of other ordinary requests for information, including prompts to “Describe your perfect date” and “How would your best friends describe you?
” and most importantly “What do you think of Donald Trump?