David Priess: The President Learned He Could Do Anything and Be Rewarded for It

‘The lesson he clearly learned was I don’t have to do it and there will not be a price to pay that matters enough to me’

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PRIESS: "It isn’t, but it's expected. Look, the President learned during the campaign that he could do this and be rewarded for it. He did not take a hit for anything that was discovered about not telling the truth to the American people or holding back things like tax returns, like medical records. The lesson he clearly learned was, 'I don’t have to do it and there will not be a price to pay that matters enough to me.' Now, that may change once Cohen’s documents are out there and once Bob Mueller digs into this information, that price may get higher and higher. But right now it appears that all the President’s men are doing the best they can to put a wall around the President, let him continue to be himself, because it’s worked in the past, they hope it will continue, even in the legal challenges."

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