During the campaign, Donald Trump promised he wouldn’t take a dollar of salary if he were elected. Once he won, he showed no signs of backing down from that promise as he prepared to transition into office. There was just one problem…. By law, the president of the United States is obligated to take a salary. Moreover, that salary can’t be changed while he is in office.
Of course, it wasn’t just that he wanted to keep his promise. As one of the most successful businessmen in the world, Trump doesn’t have any need for the money. In his eyes, it’s just a waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money. With that in mind, he chose instead to donate the money to charity.
After announcing his new plan, the administration asked for the media to help identify a worthy cause for the money. Just a few weeks later, it was revealed where his first quarter salary will go.
From The Hill:
President Trump will donate his first three months of salary to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday.
“The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity,” Spicer said at Monday’s briefing.