I can't form a true and proper opinion that way. So shoot.
To be perfectly fair there, that wasn't the President. If anything, the Prez was just a lackey who didn't know what the hell was supposed to happen next. That was his Shakespear-hehehehahaha- Shakesperean-tragedy-victim, the unnamed Presidential Aide. The one who winds up trying to contact Eggman and gets fired and spends the rest of his days in poverty.