Trump said the new season's "book smarts versus street smarts" boardroom sessions will have less "meanness" and more "emotion" compared with the previous season, which included screaming spats between runner-up Jennifer Massey (search) and candidate Sandy Ferreira.
The real estate mogul called the confrontations, which were filmed last fall, "the best yet."
"I think they're deeper, more emotional," Trump told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "I think the emotion is what makes them amazing. There are some that are unbelievable."
Although Trump wouldn't reveal who might be the next Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (search) or Raj Bhakta, he did use some choice words to describe the candidates from both book smarts team Magna and street smarts team Networth.
Trump said Magna team member Danny Kastner, a marketing technology firm owner, is "smart" and "deceptive," while lawyer Bren Olswanger is "cunning." Networth team member and real estate agent Audrey Evans is "very, very successful" and "she also happens to be very attractive."
Trump said race and sex don't factor into his firing process.
"I don't think about it," he told the AP. "I can't think like that. I hire the person."
The new season of "The Apprentice" premieres Thursday night. Trump will marry model Melania Knauss (search) in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday.