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Folly of One-Way Loyalty

Maybe, instead of bashing Trump at every turn, we can step back and learn from him.

In this case, John Pitney makes a great point about the folly of one way loyalty:

“John J. Pitney, a political scientist with sterling conservative credentials, has a blistering piece in Politico explaining Trump’s problem: He thinks loyalty flows only one way. “Trump’s life has been a long trail of betrayals,” Pitney writes. He has dumped wives, friends, mentors, protégés, colleagues, business associates, Trump University students and, more recently, political advisers.

“Loyalty is about strength,” Pitney, a professor at Claremont McKenna, writes. “It is about sticking with a person, a cause, an idea or a country even when it is costly, difficult, or unpopular.”

CREDIT: NYT Op Ed