“I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.”
Former FBI Director James Comey claimed under oath in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that President Donald Trump spoke those words to him earlier this year.
In some newly resurfaced footage that’s been making the rounds online, it’s clear that loyalty was extremely important to Trump in 1992.
“I would’ve wiped the floor with the guys who weren’t loyal — which I will now do,” Trump told Charlie Rose. “I love getting even with people.”
He added, “If given the opportunity, I will get even with some people who were disloyal to me.”
Trump was asked by Rose how he defined loyalty.
“They didn’t come to my aid,” Trump said. He added, “They didn’t do small things that would’ve helped.”