"Let's put it this way: She enjoyed the success of 'The Apprentice' very much," Trump said.
People close to Kepcher reportedly scoffed at reports when they said she was hogging the spotlight and slacking on company time.
"She's always been very grounded and worked hard at balancing her work and family," a source told the Post.
Kepcher released a statement Thursday downplaying her dismissal, saying she and Trump had "different visions for my future role in the company."
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