I suspect that many of the WH civil servants have not had many dealings with business people. What they call “impetuous” might just be a culture thing. I work with some public-sector people and am always mortified by how slow they are to make decisions or take actions, and the number of people they need to discuss things with. I suspect my public-sector colleagues think I’m not entirely serious when I make quick decisions. They would be wrong.
Making quick decisions and changing one’s mind are what bosses in the private sector do. Remember Harley Davidson deciding to move some manufacturing out of the US? That decision was made very quickly after some Trump-induced trade-war thing. The media used that against Trump, with no comment about the speed of the decision. Similarly with Goldman Sachs saying they’d move out of London because of Brexit, a quick decision again used against Brexit, and looking to be hot air. The media is cherry picking here. And are not thinking very deeply. I don’t know whether that’s a modern attention-span problem or whether they are just exploiting the problem.