Re: The irony
"Presidents these days are just high-class salespeople."
Did you not mean to write exactly the opposite? Some presidents/leaders may show some kind of reserved decorum (a varnish which may very well hide some nasty covert deeds) but these days, it’s seems the current trend is: the more crass, vulgar and/or blatantly corrupt, the better. Or may I’m watching the wrong kind of fake news :)