By: Tim Brown
If you recall, President Donald Trump said he had no interest in the salary that comes with being president. He offered to take $1 if that is the minimum he could receive, but by law, he has to accept the $400,000 annual salary that comes with the job. So, in keeping with his promise, Trump donated his first quarter earnings to the National Park Service.
“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,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The total contributed to the National Park Service is $78,333 before taxes.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was happy about the contribution.
“We are going to dedicated it to put against the infrastructure on our nation’s battlefields,” Mr. Zinke said.
“I am thrilled at the President’s decision to donate the check he did today,” Zinke said, adding that he will use the money to support “the infrastructure on our nation’s battlefields. We’re about $100 (million) or $229 million behind in deferred maintenance on our battlefields alone, and that’s on our 25 national battlefields. And we’re excited about that opportunity.”
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