Sample Paper on Roles of the President
The most imperative role of the president is acting as the Chief Executive since he is in a position of executing policies, directing the executive arm of the government, making the executive financial plan for presentation in Congress, and choosing and removing the executive officers. As the Chief Executive, the President acts as the boss for all the government employees in the Executive arm (“What Executive Actions” par. 1). In this regard, he chooses the manner in which the laws of the nation will be enacted and selects officers and advisors who will assist him in running Executive arm, and the affairs of the government at large.
Amid the first manner in which the president exercises political influence is via unilateral administrative commands. Though legislative endeavors take much time, as the Chief Executive, the President can make tremendous changes in government strategies and activities just by a swipe of the pen. For instance, in exercising his executive authority, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, recently elevated Stephen Bannon, who was earlier an editor, to the National Security Council amidst controversies (“What Executive Actions” par. 7). This gave Stephen Bannon a security responsibility formerly assumed by military generals. Moreover, the president decided to change the operations of the head of national intelligence (the uppermost military official in the nation) to just attending conferences that entail his tasks and proficiency. President Trump has also endorsed executive orders concerning the building of the wall alongside the southern border in an effort of securing the boundary with Mexico. One of the orders affirms that the United States will erect an impenetrable and contiguous physical blockade. The other order involves hiring ten thousand more immigration officials and deportation of undocumented migrants.
“What Executive Actions has Trump Taken?” BBC News, 16 Feb. 2017, www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38695593.