Luzius MeisserUnlike some misguided journalists believe, it is harder to bribe or otherwise influence a rich president than a poor president. That’s simply because - See moreceteribus paribus - it is more expensive to bribe a rich person with a meaningful amount of money. Thus, demanding that a politician should give up his business or do other financially unsound things (like not renewing a mortgage at a better rate), makes that political *more* corruptible and not less.
Charles BaldwinI believe the issue is less about bribery and more about a pattern of unethical behavior. Whether Trump "needed" the money or not, getting theSee more loan creates the appearance of a conflict of interest. On the other hand, with Trump's debt and numerous bankruptcies, it may be difficult for him to get a loan.