Ex-Trump Organization exec: 'Trump has always felt that men are superior to women'

A former executive at the Trump Organization says that President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE's fraught relationship with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Lawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill MORE (D-Calif.) stems from Trump's inexperience in working with women in powerful positions.

Barbara Res, former executive vice president at the Trump Organization, said Monday on MSNBC's "11th Hour" that Trump told her he has "always felt that men are superior to women."

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"Trump has always felt that men are superior to women, and he even told me that," Res said on MSNBC. "So in his mind, any woman would be inferior to him, even the best of the best."

"And here's Nancy Pelosi, she probably is the best of the best. Problem is, she's his match, she's not inferior to him, she's … in my opinion, from a point of view of deal-making … far superior, she continued.

Res said she believes Pelosi has Trump "in a corner," adding that she does not think the president knows how to negotiate with women in leadership roles.

"There was never a woman with power that he ran up against, until Pelosi," Res told MSNBC. "And he doesn't know what to do with it. He's totally in a corner."

Trump and Pelosi, along with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' MORE (D-N.Y.), have battled for weeks over a funding bill that would reopen the government. The now weeks-long partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed or forced to work without pay.

Trump has repeatedly demanded more than $5 billion for border wall funding in any bill to reopen the government, a demand which Pelosi and Schumer have refused. The shutdown continued into its 32nd day on Tuesday, with Congress and the White House appearing no closer to an agreement.