His amazing return proved that he’s as “RockSolid” as the Apprentice team he competed on. And the Donald was impressed!
Donald mentioned on the show that he had spoken to Bret's doctors, and “they didn’t want you to be here tonight. At all. Believe me, not at all.”
Donald then asked, “Are you risking your life being here? This is a lot of pressure.”
“Lately it seems like me just standing up is risking my life,” said Bret, which got the audience laughing.
The Donald told Bret he's hired and he won $250,000, which he will donate to the American Diabetes Association.
Right before the finale Donald spoke about Bret's ambition and recovery and said, "He has really turned out to be a great character. He's going through a very hard time. He went back into the hospital... They found a hole in his heart and he's really been fighting. He's a great fighter. During the show, I realized what a tough guy he was - when I first met him, I didn't know him... He really did a great job."