President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney hold a moment of silence on the White House South Lawn in honor of the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
The President of the United States has several different roles he performs that assist him in exercising the powers of the presidency. Chief of State is when the president is the ceremonial head of our government. He welcomes foreign leaders to our country. As Chief Legislature, the president performs the role of proposing and advocating for our nation's policy agenda. The president negotiating trade deals with foreign leaders is an example of the role of Chief Diplomat. As Chief Citizen, the president represents all citizens and is also seen as the nation's comforter in times of trouble and strife.