I have no idea what this whole fixation on presidential salary all about for the upcoming presidential election.
We are not talking here about a tender for some government contract, where price levels make a difference to whether a company gets awarded the contract or not. Also, this is not about haggling in the market whether the vegetables should cost $1 or $2.
Get the best man for the job, then talk about how much he is worth. An unworthy office bearer is too expensive even if he does the work for free.