Every President of the United States didn’t know everything about the presidency, which is perfectly understandable. The presidency is a special job that is more about character, leadership, and civility than actually experience. Great men become great leaders by getting the best and brightest this country has to offer.
George Washington was a great general and had the tactical knowledge of the military, but had no knowledge about running a government. Only when he brought on the scholars and the expertise of people into different areas of the government was he able to become a great president.
Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer and briefly a senator before running for office. He was a good litigator, debater, and senator, but he had no knowledge about running a full democratic government. It wasn’t until he brought the top generals, advisors, and those with special skills was he able to become a great president.
I can go on and on with what makes a great president. The experts they bring with them are there to guide and instruct them on the best way to achieve their goals that are set out during the election. They should be allow to provide feedback whether he/she agree or disagree which as it should be. A president should be given all the options and ramifications to help decide on the correct path to follow. Without surrounding youself with qualified people will be like swimming alone in a pool of sharks. You are going to end up bitten.
Being president is allowing your self to learn and grow with each passing day. Think of it as having a teacher in every position in the white house teaching you the knowledge they have to offer.
A President must possess civility, protocol, patience, decisiveness, sympathy, empathy, courage, strength, determination, compassion, solitude, leadership, and professionalism.
Unfortunately, we currently do not have a president that has even one of these qualities, and probably never will. He has ran this government like the president of a corporation with the mindset of a reality television star.
With him, it is all about control and loyalty from an Executive Officer point of view while looking at the world from behind a television screen. Sooner or later he will become tangled in a world of fantasy versus reality that will never be resolved.
When you hold the power and control through the looking glass, your perception of reality begins to disappear as the fantasy takes over.