Is a U.S. President a fiduciary in the same sense a trustee or bank officer is a fiduciary?
Does a U.S. President have a duty to apply critical thinking to his public acts and statements?
By critical thinking, I mean the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Assuming affirmative answers above, could a U.S. President who was acting in an obviously irrational way in exercising his discretion ( for example, by not using critical thinking) be held accountable under 28 U.S. Code § 1361 - action to compel an officer of the United States to perform his duty.
If such a writ of mandamus were issued and ignored, what are the possible resolutions?
As an example (contrived to fit comments) let's say the President gets furious about some occurrence of flag burning he sees. He then begins repeatedly proposing that flag burning be made a felony or speaking as if it were already a felony under the flag code. He does this despite the fact that SCOTUS has found it to be a protected activity.
While many people wouldn't be injured by his flag-burning rants, but for a few that want to engage in that activity, the president's action might improperly discourage them from it, without causing physical or economic damage. It seems like the ones who want to burn flags might bring an action.