Originally Posted by ZONA
Would not matter if they were former Navy seals. The president would declare martial law and with that any means necessary to secure the government. They would have a hard time organizing when the government turned off cell phone and internet satellites. In fact, it could be harder to organize then it would have been 200 years ago. They were not reliant on the internet and phones back then and they had means to organize where as now days, those other means are not practiced, there's no real structure in place for that.
Come now. The President couldn't manage to lock down a White House social mixer, let alone a national superpower.
You invest far far too much power in the Presidency. He possesses no internet or telco network kill switch. Many of those can operate fairly autonomously without any help or connection to the world outside.