Report: Trump, Ailes no longer speaking
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE and former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes are reportedly no longer speaking.

New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman revealed that "Ailes’s camp said Ailes learned that Trump couldn’t focus—surprise, surprise—and that advising him was a waste of time."

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"These debate prep sessions weren’t going anywhere," Sherman added during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Tuesday. 

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In August, Trump would not comment when reports surfaced of Ailes taking on a debate advisory role. 

"Well, I don't want to comment. But he's been a friend of mine for a long time," Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press" on July 24. 

Ailes, 76, resigned from Fox News on July 21, just 15 days after a sexual harassment suit was filed against him by former host Gretchen Carlson. 

The news of Trump and Ailes reportedly no longer speaking comes as Trump and Clinton take to the stage Wednesday night in Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate of 2016.