While appearing on Access Hollywood Live, the former View co-host insisted that Jackson frequently betrays her seemingly gentle demeanor.
"La Toya is one of the most manipulative little girls you will ever meet… that [voice] works for her brand - that's who she is," Jones asserted. "She knows how to manipulate you while you're thinking that this is sweetness and light, and it worked."
In spite of personal feelings towards Jackson, Jones backed the 'Just Wanna Dance' singer's bid to become the next Celebrity Apprentice.
She explained: "I admired her and the way she played the game. As you watch, you're going to see she's probably the most strategic on the show."
The legal analyst recently suggested that she was surprised how tough the competition became as the show progressed.
The Celebrity Apprentice airs on Sundays on NBC.
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