And anyone who is involved in politics has always been connected to the power elite anyway, so they do what they're told.
I know you're not an American, but I wish everyone who is would understand this applies to Donald Trump, too! Don't get hoodwinked again, everybody, like those who voted for Obama. He's just been doing what he's told, and they all will until the power structure is reverted back to the people. They're probably told to talk a good game, and in fact, their campaign speeches are probably written for
them so as to make them look very good in the eyes of the 'voters'.