And it’s almost like he had to destroy someone so he could retain his power! You know what I mean? And then take his idea and then just recycle it, repackage it, and then go on the sources that won’t hold him accountable at all, because they are part of the problem.
That is how many (most?) successful politicians stay in power: they find the bright up-and-comers, those who are still under the delusion that what wins the day - and the girl - is having really good, bright ideas. Not so. What matters is having the power to take those bright ideas - either by stripping them from their creator, or making the creator your creature, your pet - and using them to your own advantage. It's also how tyrants and despots stay in power: sacrificing others to the gods of Power.