Donald Trump just proved that he’s not in the White House to line his own pockets. He’s keeping his promise to make America great again – both the past, and the present.
The salary of the president of the United States is $400,000, a sum of money that Trump neither needs nor wants. He’s certainly rich enough to do without it. He’d promised to give his salary away to charity, but had given no word on what charity he wanted.
Trump made the best possible choice, however, especially in light of our country’s controversy over Confederate Monuments – all of his first quarter paycheck is going to restore old Civil War Battlefields.
The Conservative Tribune reports:
President Donald Trump donated his first presidential salary toward the restoration of two projects at the Antietam National Battlefield, a Civil War national park in Maryland. After his initiative, others stepped up to donate as well.
Trump’s first quarter presidential salary check [was donated] on April 3, [and] totaled $78,333. After that amount was announced, others stepped in to help “preserve, and protect America’s historic battlefields.”