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“I value loyalty above everything else—more than brains, more than drive & more than energy,” Trump once said .' But, 'too much loyalty can be just as detrimental to a president and his administration as too little No president has ever built an administration on a scaffolding that uses this quality almost to the exclusion of others, or has so deliberately announced that other virtues of management—the need for unvarnished counsel, even principled defiance—will be punished. “Support Donald Trump in anything he says and does,” says Roger Stone,“No matter what!” Trump learned loyalty from Roy Cohn whose concept of loyalty is not unlike that of a mob chieftain. It’s allegiance plus thuggery” -- deep immersion in patronage politics—old-school, clubhouse-style favor-trading, used to grasp private gain under the guise of public good. 'Where’s my Roy Cohn?' Trump raged s last year.'