It is easy for a Presidential administration to be ideological with other people’s money and lives. They can cause irreparable harm and not experience the consequence.
The war on coal is an excellent example of placing ideology above rational logic. The war on coal has devastated the United States economically. If it were not for the fortuitous development of shale fracking for natural gas, the United States would have an energy grid that more closely resembled a third-world country.