Say what you will (as I have) about Donald Trump, there is something refreshingly honest about what he says. Because he doesn't have a filter for political correctness or political expedience -- we sometimes get the unvarnished truth.
In the debate, he casually mentioned how he always gives money to politicians of both parties -- and then he gets favors from them in the future. Then he shrugs and says what everybody knows but few admit: "That's how it works."
At the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, he dropped this line: “I’ve
been getting politicians to pass whatever I wanted all of my life. Big
New York City zoning deals are probably tougher than most of the things
I’d be dealing with, [as president] with foreign countries.”
See what I mean? He just lays the raw truth right out there -- about politicians and their donors and the system of "pay to play." And people love it because it feels honest. It's the opposite of cover-up and spin.