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Old 02-21-2020, 08:22 AM
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Politics and business are two different career paths. Doctors don't generally become lawyers. Scientists don't become actresses. Brain surgeons don't become Cabinet Secretaries. What else is new?

But there's probably some (not much?) correlation between success in business and as President. GW Bush was not a successful businessman. Truman was also an unsuccessful businessman, but became an outstanding President.
Trump was a nasty and bombastic buffoon as a businessman, and a nasty bombastic buffoon as a politician.
Bloomberg was a very successful businessman and rather well respected as a Mayor IIUC.

Garfield, Arthur, Wilson, LBJ, Clinton and Obama were all teachers BTW.