President Trump will donate his first three months of salary to the National Park Service, as reported by The Hill.
“The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at Monday’s briefing.
Spicer handed a check to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for the amount of $78,333.32 for the National Park Service. The paycheck starts from January 20, the day of Trump’s inauguration, until now.
The donation will go to the maintaining historic battlefield sites, said Zinke at the briefing. Trump campaigned on a promise that he wouldn’t take the presidency’s $400,000 annual salary if elected, a promise he repeated in November.
Last month, Spicer said Trump would donate his salary at the end of the year and asked the press to weigh in on where the donations should go.
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