Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers:
I think the problem comes from the utter vagueness that is "Wield the executive power".
Wield it how? And what exactly is that power?
In the hands of someone who has had so much power as an executive, it could literally mean anything to Trump.
But yeah, he can grant all the reprieves and pardons he wants!
The Founding Fathers of the Constitution never expected a wannabe monarch in the future. Almost had one with FDR but it was "fixed" with the 22nd Amendment.
Probably that could explain the vagueness.