Do you not recognize the difference(s) of financial and political hierarchy?
How many rich or poor knowingly pay more taxes than the laws allow, even those rich that claim not to pay their "fair share"?
If President he would assume leadership of the party of which has displayed no particular fondness, throughout his brief political life as a Republican.
Unfortunately, in today's world you have to be high on both hierarchies to win. Could you imagine a poor person ever becoming The President now?
Poor is relative.
No such thing as a poor politician, just stupid ones.