Election 2016 Worst Persons

Report: Trump and Roger Ailes Have Broken Up

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

According to Vanity Fair and New York Magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman, the Donald Trump and Roger Ailes bromance has ended.

Why? Apparently it depends on who you ask.

Trump's side of the story is that former Fox News chief Roger Ailes is useless, and the Ailes side of the story is that Trump is useless.

“Ailes’s camp said Ailes learned that Trump couldn’t focus—surprise, surprise—and that advising him was a waste of time,” Sherman said. “These debate prep sessions weren’t going anywhere.”

On the Trump side, Ellison said the story is different: “Even for the second debate, Ailes kept going off on tangents and talking about his war stories while he was supposed to be prepping Trump.”

There's also a very strong possibility that they're both right.

The GOP nominee has never taken the debates seriously and the idea of preparation itself is a foreign concept to Trump who believes he is already the master of all things. Ailes, on the other hand, hasn't been asked to advise any toddlers aside from Sean Hannity for a very long time.

If Trump and Ailes couldn't hit it off while bonding over several decades worth of sexual harassment, assault and conquest, there's no hope for the rest of us.

  • Badgerite

    Fox ‘news’ could only improve with Ailes departure. It has nowhere to go but up.

  • Username1016

    If you put two awful people in a room, they won’t necessarily like each other — despite any presumption that they’d be likely to bond because of their mutual awfulness. (Don’t ask me how I know this.)

  • muselet

    The finger-pointing that’s sure to happen after the election should be epic. Two dirty old men having a moan about which of them is more useless than the other is the stuff of comedy legend.

    The only thing that could make this spat funnier would be if they started throwing pies at each other.


    • Victor the Crab

      They’re more likely to throw their own shit at each other, being the uncouth apes they are.

    • Aynwrong

      Roger Ailes would probably use spitballs because Trump is a known germ-a-phobe. If there’s one thing Ailes knows, it’s oppo research.