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This has become part of the job and part of them showing the Loyalty that he REQUIRES. You have to be loyal above all else or he doesn't want you in the WH.
Morals are left at the front gate, you sit and have him berte you for 1/2 an hour, you take what ever he gives you, even in front of ALL your peers, because your loyal.
That is giving your all to The Donald, not to yourself, not to your Country, to The Donald.
I just do not understand how these people look their children in the eyes when they do these things against our Country, other people esp. for who they are, or where they are from.
Hopefully schools are teaching our children better than our President is doing and apparently some parents in the WH. IMO

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/loyalty-to-trump-demands-a-lack-of-character/2018/06/25/416d...

 

President Trump’s mentor, the colorful controversialist Roy Cohn, once said: “I bring out the worst in my enemies and that’s how I get them to defeat themselves.”

 

If this is Trump’s strategy, those who jeered Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant or protested at her home have been playing their part effectively. They apparently believe that intensity of conviction is demonstrated by incivility, just as Robert De Niro seems to think that conviction is proven by crudity. This is childish but not harmless. It is one more step in the personalization of political anger. One more method to turn fellow citizens into bitter enemies.

 

But Nielsen gets it from all sides. She is not just harassed during meals and family time, but also during the working day. At a May Cabinet meeting, Trump berated her for half an hour about the pace of illegal border crossings, causing other Cabinet members, by one account, to start “fidgeting in their seats and flashing grimaces.” Nielsen, according to some sources, momentarily thought about resigning.

 

Sometimes your first thought is the best one.

 

Though Nielsen was described as uncomfortable with the policy of family separation, she displayed her loyalty by becoming its public face. She denied it was intended as a deterrent — “Why would I ever create a policy that purposely does that?” — as other senior administration officials were affirming its usefulness as a deterrent. She declared, “We will not apologize for doing our job,” just before Trump backed down and abandoned the job she was doing. A public servant who probably would not have supported child separation in another administration is now permanently identified with this act of shocking state-sponsored cruelty.

 

This is Trump’s leadership legacy: Because he continues to push the boundaries of decency in rhetoric and action, those around him must prove their dedication by parting with their integrity and moral judgment.

 

The least reluctance is taken as betrayal.

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