(Right Country) – President Donald Trump continued the tradition of donating his presidential salary by signing over his latest paycheck to efforts to combat the novel coronavirus in the United States.
He signed his latest paycheck over to the Department of Health and Human Services.
This donation was announced by White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany during a press conference on Friday.
She noted that the donation has been earmarked to go towards further research on the Wuhan, China-based COVID-19 virus.
“I want to note the president, as you all are well aware, donates his salary to various initiatives and parts across the federal government. In this quarter, he will be donating his salary to HHS, Health and Human Services, to develop new therapies for treating and preventing COVID-19 so that we can safely reopen,” McEnany said.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The president has made his quarterly donation of $100,000 to several government initiatives that he values, including a payment to the Department of Homeland Security to build the southern border wall and a donation to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health to combat opioid addiction. In March, Trump gave his first quarterly paycheck of 2020 to HHS to help the department work to contain the coronavirus.
Trump has been very optimistic about the development of therapeutics and prophylactics that can be used to treat or prevent the spread of the coronavirus while the world waits for a vaccine that could take a year or longer to develop. The president announced this week that he was taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19.
Trump has donated his salary to several government agencies, organizations, and initiatives since taking office, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, the National Park Service, the Department of Education and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Of course, someone as wealthy as he is, has no need for the salary.
While other politicians head to Washington DC to amass wealth for themselves, as we’ve seen in the case of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and many others, President Trump went to Washington DC entirely for the sake of the American people.
Since taking office, Trump has donated his salary to various government agencies, organizations and initiatives.