You have to do a lot of favors to people to get there, and THEN you have to pay them back. Cabinet positions, exec orders that benefits your financial backers — that’s all politics. Business is all about politics. And he’s FAR from the first politician to say “I’m not a politician like those others”. Classic politician line.
I grew up near Trump. Always in the news with some BS. His personality type is COMMON in New Jersey + NY. Dime a dozen. We were taught to spot his type early.