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WATCH: Two Trump experts walk through the president’s history of being a bad deal maker

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On Monday, a former executive of The Trump Organization Barbara Res and President Donald Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio explained to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the president has always lacked solid deal-making skills.

With a month into the government shutdown, the president has failed to get Congress to approve billions in funding for his border wall. Negotiations remain in a stalemate making this the longest shut down in history.

“Is Donald Trump a master negotiator?” Cooper asked.

“He is used to getting his way and is demanding. But he’s never been any kind of a collaborator. He’s never worked with other people,” Res said. “He was a one-man show.”

She said that Trump is allowing his “ego” to get in the way of working with Democrats to end the shutdown and that he thinks it’s all about him.

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“Was President Trump actually a great deal maker when he was a businessman or was that more public relations than reality?” Cooper then asked D’Antonio.

He explained that Trump is a “salesman” and has sold the world a false reputation of who he really is.

“He built his reputation on him selling himself and this ‘deal making’ thing is a part of that and he has sold himself to people. In looking back at it, well, some deals were good but most of them were not so good,” D’Antonio said.

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Trump has Republicans ‘in a vice’ as bad as Charlottesville and Access Hollywood: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace

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Donald Trump's increasingly toxic rhetoric against women of color has put the Republican Party in a "vice" of choosing between loyalty to the White House and voters disgusted by the bigotry the president had been broadcasting.

"Donald Trump today has the Republican Party in a vice the likes of which they haven’t experienced since Charlottesville and before that, in the aftermath of the “Access Hollywood” tape," Wallace explained, citing the biggest moments of Trump displaying his respective racism and misogyny.

"Republicans -- who have hardly been profiles in courage -- today found just over a dozen of their members break rank and slowly, timidly, begin to call out Donald Trump’s flagrant, bellicose, racist attacks against four female members of Congress," she reported.

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Italy seizes air-to-air missile along with neo-Nazi propaganda and Hitler memorabilia from far-right sympathizers

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Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on Monday, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.

Police arrested three people, including Fabio Del Bergiolo, 50, a former candidate for the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party, whose home was found to contain a huge stash of arms as well as neo-Nazi propaganda and Hitler memorabilia.

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Fireflies’ glow could soon be extinguished by human actions

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Species’ extinction rates are accelerating on a global scale. We need solutions that match the severity of the problem.

Say goodbye to one of the dreamiest things about childhood. In the Midwest, fireflies are dying off.

For many Americans, it’s hard to imagine summer nights without the magical glow of dozens of bioluminescent bodies fluttering above the grasses and fields, and lighting up the dark skies above.

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