HR Strange But True!
October 07, 2010

Faithful readers of HRSBT know that Donald Trump is among our favorite subjects. Well, we have something new to report, and it has us wondering about The Donald and background checks.

After having actors and athletes competing on “The Celebrity Apprentice” for the past few seasons, Trump and producer Mark Burnett acknowledged the real-world economy by going back to the original format and giving noncelebs who are jobless “a second chance” this fall on “The Apprentice.”

Among the most prominent contenders in the new group is Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, a former district attorney from Brooklyn who conquered her fear of big dogs to help the women’s team win a canine spa challenge. However, according to The New York Law Journal, she wasn’t exactly “former”!

Media sources report that Saeidi-Azcuy had not been laid-off, but actually had requested a 2-month personal leave of absence to appear on the show. It is the policy of the Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes not to ask reasons for requesting a personal leave, says his spokesman.

So imagine the surprise when her colleagues and superiors saw her on the show—and jurors started recognizing her in the courtroom. Caught in the act of fudging on her work status, the D.A. submitted her resignation. “Obviously, how can I be in a courtroom now, at least while the show is airing?" she told The New York Law Journal.

With shows filmed in advance, Saeidi-Azcuy could “still be a contender,” but since the last show is broadcast live, it is doubtful The Donald would select her, unless her cunning convinces him she is a winner.

However, one wonders if someone will hear “you’re fired,” for botching the background check on this contestant.

And there’s even more! Media reports that Trump has been surveying voters in New Hampshire over a possible 2012 presidential run, and he told Joe Scarborough on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he is seriously considering throwing his hat into the ring.

If our SBT story is true, and Trump’s strong suit isn’t background checks, wouldn’t those Trump Administration confirmation hearings be interesting!

Want more Trump? Read these previous HRSBT articles.

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