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.