Donald Trump announced today that Miss USA Tara Conner was not fired. The small-town KY beauty had reportedly been drinking underage and canoodling with Miss Teen USA. (Allegedly, she also failed a cocaine test.) Reportedly, Trump banned Tara from Trump properties and met today with Miss USA officials to determine the fate of the pageant queen. This morning Trump announced that Tara would go to rehab and would be given a second chance. In this holiday season, the master promoter decided not to play Grinch and to come off as a compassionate and caring tycoon and father figure. Tara keeps her tiara, and Trump barnishes his image.
Cf. FNC Fox News Live (12/19/06 - 10:00 a.m. CST).