I agree to a certain point.
Sullivan is leaving out Bush II's loyalty test for Colin Powell when he knowingly lied at the UN about Iraq's "aluminum tubes". Scooter Libby knowingly lied (and surprisingly was convicted) for Bush II/Cheney. And, Oliver North lied to Congress for Reagan during the Iran-Contra crimes. People lied for Eisenhower about Gary Powers' spy plane over Russia. What about James Clapper's lies to Ron Wyden at the Senate hearings? Was he being loyal only to the NSA or was Obama aware and in on that?
A lot of people have no doubt had to pass a loyalty test by lying for a president of the US. Spicer's loyalty test is different only because we've already decided Trump is a fascist. It's not proof of that.
But, there's more to this article.
No. Because those who would do something honorable are not going to be interviewing Il Duce.
Or just plain evil.
That last paragraph is spot on.