Look, I’m just an old M1 tank guy, but trapping the 4-wire is NOT a perfect landing. That pilot is going to be ribbed forever about almost doing a touch-n-go with the POTUS in an eject seat.
It looked great to the unschooled eye, but to the guys who drop tail hooks, it was a grade “D”.
OTOH, our CinC looks just like another fighter jock. Fit, trim, looked like he was entirely in his element. The right man for the right time.