Trump Donates First Quarter Salary to National Park Service

 

The White House announced Monday (April 3rd) that President Trump will donate his first-quarter presidential salary of $78,333 to the National Park Service. Trump had said during his presidential campaign that if elected he would donate his salary to charity. The National Park Service is an agency of the Department of the Interior, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was on hand to accept a check as White House spokesman Sean Spicer made the announcement. Zinke said the money would go to pay for infrastructure on the nation's historic battlefields, which he said were $229 million behind in deferred maintenance. Yahoo News noted that  under Trump's budget proposal, the Interior Department would get a 12 percent cut in its funding of $1.6 billion.

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