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Jonathan Swan Feb 6, 2017
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Trump warns his skeptical converts

Chris O'Meara / AP

President Trump said something telling today to senior U.S. commanders at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa Bay, Florida.

"Let me recognize our great governor and a very good friend of mine and somebody who endorsed me," said Trump, referring to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. "That makes him a better friend of mine. If they don't endorse, believe me — if you are ever in this position, it's never quite the same. Okay? You can talk, but it never means the same."

Between the lines: The President will inevitably recruit more Trump skeptics like Nikki Haley into his administration. But he'll never 100% trust them. They might get close, but they'll never quite have his ear.