President Donald Trump always said he didn’t run for president for the money and now he is once again proving it. Today the White House announced that he is donating the next $100,000 of his salary to the U.S. Department o0f Education.
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According to a story in youngcons.com:
The announcement was made by White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Wednesday’s daily press briefing. As she announced the donation television screens showed a photo of a $100,000 check Trump signed over to the DOE.
Interestingly, earlier this year Trump proposed slashing the DOE’s budget by $9.2 billion, or a 14 percent reduction.
This isn’t the first donation of his salary, either.
In July the president announced that $400,000 of his salary was going to preservation efforts aimed at saving and maintaining the Civil War Antietam battlefield in Maryland.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that there was also $185,000 in matching funds that were donated.
“As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, I’m deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump,” Mr. Zinke said. “The president’s donation will allow generations of Americans to learn about our history and heritage on this sacred site.”
Trump said it on the campaign trail, but early in his presidency Trump reiterated that he would not take a salary as president.
As CBS News reported in November:
From the very beginning, Trump has promised that he’d set businesses concerns aside if he was elected. In fact, he told “Face The Nation” moderator John Dickerson last October that he’s been “phasing out” his role throughout his campaign.
In addition, he promised last year that he would refuse to take a salary as president, too.
During a campaign appearance in Rochester, New Hampshire, last October, the billionaire told a crowd he would not be accepting the $400,000 annual salary if he became president.
“The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, OK?” Trump said. “That’s not a big deal for me.
This second donation proves that Trump is a man of his word.