"(H)ate of the meritocracy? Really? You actually believe that we live in a meritocracy? Are you blind, or wilfully self-deluded, or are you simply trolling? Donald Trump has a lot of wealth and power, and a good chance of becoming POTUS. Do you really think it was "merit" that got him there? Wake up.
Presidents are merely public performers. They don't actual administration work, merely affirm decisions researched and arrived to by larger teams of administrators. Due to complexity of modern society it'll be absolutely necessary at least for some of those administrators(namely those who do actual work rather than perform for suckers) to be chosen via meritocracy. In practice it's impossible to avoid meritocracy, but it's possible to achieve different balances of meritocracy vs imitation of useful activity.