Disgraced himself, may be criminally liable and has badly damaged his hotel business. All for someone he knew was a sleazebag. How Did Gordon Sondland Think This Was Going to End?
Opinion | How Did Gordon Sondland Think This Was Going to End? - The New York Times
"Sondland’s not really a Trumpist. Based on news reports, he mostly just seems like an insecure opportunist." The country is (not uniquely) full of them. The scramble for glory guarantees it.
"That’s the thing about deals with the devil. You get what you want, and then it ruins you." Well said from in .
The failure of seemingly intelligent opportunists to foresee reputational damage is a central motif of the Trump administration.