You’re absolutely correct. No one, and I do mean no one reaches that level of their careers by leaping without looking first. They know Trump is a moron, a narcissist, and a chaotic polarizing personality, but they all have the same core beliefs (privilege, racism, and classism) intertwined in a political sandwich. They all are greedy and hope they can survive his craziness before he flips on them. He flips on everyone except his own kids.
No one leaves unscathed, and rightly so. Stupid is as stupid does. They all are dangerous people to your point, and they all have the same fatal flaw.