COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) – Without any specific strategy, dealmaker Donald Trump battled a live chicken and won $250.

The real estate mogul showed up at his namesake Trump 29 Casino Tuesday and played the Apprentice Chicken Challenge, a tic-tac-toe game with live poultry in a booth pecking its board selections while a gambler makes picks outside the box.

The Donald beat the bird.

Trump dropped in and spent a half-hour answering questions about his hit TV show, NBC’s “The Apprentice,” and his recent stint as host of “Saturday Night Live.”

He also signed T-shirts and books and humored fans by spouting his catchphrase, “You’re fired!”

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