Whenever you walk into the White House, or to a congressional chamber, tell yourself that “this might be the last time that I’m walking into that place … I might have to say something that’s going to get people to not like what they’re hearing, and might have them not ask me back.”
So, would I rather be on the right side of the truth, or would I like to be asked back because I told somebody something that they wanted to hear? … And … though over many years now — through Reagan, through George H.W. Bush, through Clinton, through George W. Bush, through Obama and now even through President Trump — I have had to, more often than you would think, tell people things that they did not want to hear. And I’m still here.