Trump Donates Quarterly Salary to Surgeon General

$100K will fund an upcoming health initiative
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2019 3:25 PM CDT
Trump Donates Quarterly Salary to Surgeon General
President Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Trump is sticking to his pledge to collect no salary as president. The White House tells USA Today that Trump donated his second-quarter pay to the surgeon general's office. The $100,000 will fund an upcoming public health advisory, though no details were provided. A White House statement took note of the office's efforts on the opioid epidemic and raising awareness about the use of e-cigs among young people. Trump must be paid his annual salary of $400,000 by law, but he has donated it to various government agencies since taking office. Last year, for instance, the Small Business Administration got one of the checks, notes PolitiFact. (The president placed a call to a supporter after a high-profile insult.)

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