The job of being President is unfathomably hard.
They represent not just the hopes and dreams of the 320 million US Citizens, but (until recently) the hopes and dreams of all those in other places on the planet that wanted to be American too.
The President manages a workforce of 22 million people. There is justification to say that the government is too big as the government employs almost twice the number of people as are employed in manufacturing, for instance.
A President couldn't possibly do the job alone. They need to build a dependable staff, and rely on them to keep the government moving.
Though there are jobs that could potentially be cut...there are more jobs that need to be filled to make sure the government continues to function, and the US Administration can coordinate with our allies, and defend politically against our enemies to defuse potential military confrontations.
In the most recent case of the three terror attackers in London, the US Ambassador should have been involved to get intelligence back to the White House, but also to communicate concern and compassion to the UK.
Trump's failure to nominate an ambassador to the UK meant that there was nobody in the US Embassy to perform the vital functions of representing the US in Great Britain, and to get messages of support and condolences out in quick order...with the predictable result that Trump put out an incoherent tweet that demonstrated both his lack of empathy along with a profound lack of understanding.
Given that there are literally hundreds of nominations that have to go through when a new President is elected, we can all appreciate that it's a hard job to do when you've also got a full-time job of running a country.
We know by now what Trump's reaction to something hard (that he is incapable of doing) is...he blames someone.
Seriously, we elected him. He's spending our money on crazy things (up to $70 Billion worth of crazy) as well as extravagant things (he's played golf more than once per week since being elected, which means 5 airliners worth of people travel with him, and all those people need to be put up for the night, in his hotels, at our expense). At the very least, you'd have thought the monotony of that much golf would convince him to cut down a bit.
Before the election I would have said we have a *right* to demand that we're getting our money's worth out of our President.
Now, we have a duty to ourselves and each other to ask: What the fuck does he do with his time?