Donald Trump Makes Good On Promise To Donate Salary, Here Is Where The First Donation Went
Much to the chagrin of the Drive By Media, President Donald Trump has delivered on yet another campaign promise by not accepting his presidential salary.
Instead, the 45th president has chosen to donate his earnings to charity.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked, earlier this year, if Trump was going to follow through with this pledge.
Spicer’s tongue-in-cheek response was that the president was indeed planning on donating his salary, but that the decision as to what charity it would go to should be determined by the press corps to avoid scrutiny.
At a later date, Spicer confirmed that the president had chosen to donate the quarter’s salary to the National Park Service, writing a check in the amount of $78,333. During a press briefing, the Press Secretary told reporters,
“…The President has spoken with Counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary, in total, to a government entity, and he has chosen this quarter to donate it to the National Park Service.
The Park Service has cared for our parks since 1916, and the President is personally proud to contribute the first quarter of his salary to the important mission of the Park Service, which is preserving our country’s national security.”
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Superintendent Brandyburg of the Harper’s Ferry Park Site were on hand to accept the check.
President Trump is the third president to forgo the presidential salary, the first being Herbert Hoover, who donated his salary to several charities and also used it to supplement the incomes of his staff.
The second president to do so was John F Kennedy, whose net worth at the time of his inauguration was over $1 billion.
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Source: Independent Journal Review