President Donald Trump has previously called himself "an extremely loyal person, a mistake, honestly."
However, those who have dared to cooperate with the many ongoing investigations in him do not agree.
So far, six Trump Associates have been accused of taxes ranging from tax evasion to conspiracy against the United States, most in relation to their business or campaigns. The way Trump has dealt with them publicly before and after these charges is revealing.
Roger Stone was a drum advisor, ally and supporter for years and joined his nostalgic presidential campaign for months before leaving (or before Trump fired him).
In December 2018, when Stone first came under increased legal control over his relationship with WikiLeaks, which published a trove of hacked documents from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in October 2016, Trump praised the former advisor to refuse to testify against him to say it was "nice to know that some people still have intestinal! & # 39;"
Last month, however, Stone was accused of seven counts of false statements, obstruction and witness manipulation. Although Stone was not guilty and seemed to be unwilling to cooperate with the investigation, Trump made sure to remove himself.
"First of all, Roger Stone did not work on the campaign except far from the beginning long before we mentioned him," he told CBS after accusation.
George Papadopoulos joined the Trump campaign as a foreign policy adviser in March 2016. At that time, Trump told The Washington Post that Papadopoulos was "an excellent guy".  However, Trump removed from him in 2017 when Papadopoulos admitted to lying to the FBI over his Russia relations during the campaign.
"I don't know Papadopoulos. I don't know him," Trump told reporters at Air Force One in September 2018. "I saw him sitting in a picture at a table with me. That's all I know about him. do not know him. But they got him, I believe in a few lies, I think this is what they say. "
Another associate that Trump lashed on is Michael Cohen, Trump's long-standing personal lawyer and" fixer ".
"Michael Cohen is a very talented lawyer. He is a good lawyer in my company," said Trump during a press conference in January 2017, in the middle of the White House transition. Cohen was just accused of serving as a back channel between Russia and the Trump campaign, including making an alleged visit to Prague for his boss. Trump defended his fixer and lawyer who had famously said he would "take a bullet" to Trump.
The president's tone changed noticeably, but after FBI agents razzered Coh's house in April 2018 in search of documents related to multiple campaign finance violations tied to Trump's 2016 bid. Although Trump originally spoke loudly about Cohen, he called him someone "I always wanted and respected", beat the president on him and rewarded Cohen in several abusive tweets.
In August 2018, after it became clear Cohen would cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump tweeted "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you do not retain Michael Cohen's services ! " In December 2018, after Cohn's care agreement was revealed, Trump returned to his former fixer and called him a "rat" and a "bad lawyer".
After months referring to retired Gen Michael Flynn, Trump's former campaign advisor and White House's National Security Advisor, as a "good person," Trump suddenly crashed last year and also criticized him for taking an appointment and guilty of lying to the FBI about his contacts with former Russian ambassador sees Gey Kislyak in the campaign in 2016.
"They took a general they did not lie, and they convinced him he was lying, and he made some sort of deal, And now they recommend no time, "Trump said at Fox News last December. "You know why? Because they are embarrassed that he was caught."
The exception that proves so far is Paul Manafort, the president's former campaign president who joined the team in mid-2016 – and just left months later after his extensive relations with pro-Russian characters were investigated.
One year after Manafort left the campaign, the FBI raped his house to seize materials during the investigation in Russia. Trump reflected how he was at Manafort, saying the former president had been in the "very short time" campaign.
Although Manafort was later arrested and found guilty of several financial and tax fraud counts, he was never fully co-operated with federal investigators or lawyers on Mueller's team, and he was basically spared Trump's anger.
"With regard to Paul Manafort, who – it is very boring, what happened to Paul, the way he is treated," said Trump in November 2018. "I have never seen anyone treated so badly."
The president has also said that he has not taken the idea of a presidential affliction for Manafort "out of the table".