In Shakespeare's "Henry V", the young king is faced with the dilemma of punishing two corpse looters on a battlefield, two of whom (Bardolph and Nim) were mentors and drinking buddies from his youth.
Q1: What does King Henry decide to do to Bardolph and Nim?
Q2: And why is this so important today?
1) He has Bardolph and Nim executed.
2) It is important because true leadership requires you to make difficult decisions for the greater good, and not to appease sentimental ties to cronies.
This is why Washington is SO dysfunctional today.
All of these creeps and cowards are friends with each other and scratch each other's back.
So WE THE PEOPLE are never their priority.
TRUMP is being tough because he knows he needs to set the proper examples.