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Loyalty Loyalty Loyalty?

It’s always been one-way for Trump. He’d better be ready for a backlash from those he’s abandoned

“I’m going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people. We want top-of-the-line professionals.”

—Donald Trump, Aug. 8, 2015

In life, business, and now politics, the president of the United States has treated loyalty as a one-sided affair, something he expects from others but has rarely doled out to anyone but his closest family members.

That formula allowed the Trump Organization to float along as a marketing and development boutique built around Donald Trump himself—but also ensured that it would never evolve into a Fortune 500

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