Our President Trump has not missed one campaign promise yet….and he just fulfilled another one!
During the campaign, Trump promised to donate his salary to charity.
Now that’s he’s President and receiving paychecks, he’s ready to start making that happen! But he’s put a fun spin on it. Rather than deciding which charity to use on his own, he’s opening it up to requests from the media!
Don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll still find some way to criticize it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Spicer says Trump will donate salary at end of the year and is taking recs from WH Press corps on where it goes: I vote @pressfreedom
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 13, 2017
Spicer says the press corps should help Trump decide where to donate his salary. I suggest the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) March 13, 2017
Here’s more from the story, from CNN:
President Donald Trump intends to fulfill a campaign promise and donate his annual salary, and he wants the press corps’ help in identifying a worthy cause, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.
During a press briefing Monday, a reporter asked if the President had donated his paycheck from the month of February.“The President’s intention right now is to donate his salary at the end of the year, and he has kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes,” Spicer answered.“The way that we can avoid scrutiny is let the press corp determine where it goes,” Spicer added, to laughter from the seated reporters.“In all seriousness, his view is he made a pledge to the American people,” Spicer said. “He wants to donate it to charity and he would love your help to determine where it should go.”
The question came after MSNBC reported that the White House had not offered proof that the President had donated any of his earnings in advance of his second payday.
Though federal law mandates the President receive a $400,000 annual salary parceled out monthly, Trumpsaid in November that he was “not going to take the salary.”
Trump’s request through Spicer that reporters help choose where the money goes comes despite the President’s well-publicized antipathy towards many of the nation’s leading media organizations.
Read the full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/trump-donate-paycheck-media/index.html