“I am moving, and from the outset, my entire annual salary, from $ 400,000 to $ 450,000, is returned to our government. Last transfer to the US Department of Health and Human Services. That is my great honor, ”President Trump wrote on Twitter May 25.
Earlier, at a press conference on May 22, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany also announced President Trump’s plan to contribute US $ 100,000 in first quarter 2020 salaries out of the US $ 400,000 annual salary for US Department of Health and Human Services. The money will be used to develop a vaccine to prevent and treat the new strain of corona virus.
This is the second time President Trump has raised wages to contribute to the fight against Covid-19 in the United States. The White House owner once donated US $ 100,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to the US Department of Health and Human Services to support “efforts to cope, control and combat corona virus”.
President Trump often donates salaries to U.S. government agencies in response to an emergency. Since taking office, Mr. Trump has directed $ 400,000 of his annual salary to various agencies on a quarterly basis.
President Trump’s previous donations have been sent to the Department of Homeland Security to help build the southern border wall, or to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to deal with alcoholism.
Billionaire Donald Trump is the 3rd US president to refuse to receive salary. Not getting paid is also one of Mr. Trump’s commitments since he was a presidential candidate in 2016.
Before Trump, US history has recorded two cases of refusing to receive the salaries of two former presidents, John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover. Both leaders donated the entire salary from the presidency to charitable activities.
The US is still the largest outbreak in the world. To date, the country recorded 99,804 deaths and more than 1.7 million cases of Covid-19.
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