What does Machiavelli say about Trevor working as campaign manager for Phil?

“It is an unerring rule and of universal application that a prince who is not wise himself cannot be well advised by others. Good counsels have their origin in the prudence of the prince, and not the prudence of the prince in wise counsels”.

The literal translation from the italian is the political cripple is pushing shit up hill and should bale out before he is covered in it.