The Presidency is extremely powerful and the President has vast executive powers. Most Presidents don't use those powers to do anything a neoliberal wouldn't, but they exist.
The Presidency is not "just a bully pulpit."
— Ian Welsh (@iwelsh) February 13, 2020
Got so tired of hearing during the Obama administration about how the President could barely tie his own shoes, he had just so little power. Why, he couldn’t even draw his own bathwater because mean old Congress would just stop him dead in his tracks!
Of course this was just people bullshitting themselves about the reason why “cool” Obama was just using his vast powers only to prosecute whistleblowers and drone-bomb people, while trying his best to starve some grannies and befriend banksters.