Duh, dumb question right?....
What if we just all review to make sure we're on the same page? Sound good?
First of all, who can be the President?
The Constitution only has three qualifications to be President - the President must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen (some controversy about this one), and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years. Maybe we should think about adding more qualifications (#votesanity?).
How does the President get elected?
The president doesn't technically get voted in directly by the people. Each November of every fourth year, the people elect the members of the Electoral College and they, in turn, elect the president. There are currently 538 electors in the Electoral College - it's based on the combined number of U.S Senators and U.S Representatives.
How much does the President make?
The president makes $400,000 a year plus expense funds totalling over $1 million (in Trump's case, WAY over $1 million thanks to many taxpayer-funded vacations). Once they leave office, they get around $200,000 a year for life, as well as secret service protection, travel expenses, and around $100,000 in staff. Nice, right?
What exactly are the head honcho's powers?
The President is head of state, head of the government of the United States of America, and the Commander-in-Chief of the US armed forces. The powers of the office include:
War and Foreign Affairs:
Ew, work. Besides the money and cush house, is there anything extra fun about being President?
Obviously. The White House has its own gym, movie theater, and chef. Also, as POTUS, you get lots of hookups to new movies, games, TV, etc. Obama watched GoT before you did. Sasha got to have a birthday party ON THE HARRY POTTER SET. What a life!
And now....all these privileges belong to Monsieur Spray-tan Cheeto. Happy President's Day?