Most of our elected leaders lack this very sensibility that most Americans should have but hardly recognize. That is because the majority of congress are in fact wealthy.
Every Member of Congress' Wealth in One Chart
As part of Roll Call's Wealth of Congress analysis, we plotted the minimum net worth of the current members of the…
The House Speaker is reported to have a net worth of over $100 million. And it just so happens that the Democrats are in fact the richest party in Congress which apparently has avarice Republicans hooking themselves in an effort to rig the system on behalf of their pimps like the Koch Brothers.
The concept of emotional blackmail that you have aptly pointed out has deep resonance that should be talked about every Sunday morning during their political rundown reviews, but no they seem nonetheless aware.
Trump has effectively ingrained distrust with this emotional blackmailing in everyday walk of life.