#1 Trump Donates Quarter 4 Salary To HHS To Help Fight Coronavirus by algernonpj 04.03.2020 20:11


Trump Donates Quarter 4 Salary To HHS To Help Fight Coronavirus
Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
March 03, 2020 2:29 PM ET

President Donald Trump donated his quarter four salary to the Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday to help fight the Coronavirus.

The donation amounts to $100,000, and comes as part of Trumps vow to donate his entire salary throughout his presidency, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham. He has in the past donated parts of his salary to border enforcement, the Surgeon General’s office and Veterans’ Affairs, among others.

Trump has made a point of using his personal funds throughout his campaign and into his presidency. Trump relied heavily on personal funds in the 2016 Republican Primary. He also famously bought fast food for the Clemson University football team with his own money during a government shutdown. (RELATED: Trump Donates Quarter 3 Salary To Fight Opioid Crisis)

“If it’s American, I like it. It’s all American stuff. … But it’s good stuff and we have the national champion team, as you know, Clemson Tigers. And they had a fantastic game against Alabama and they’re all here. They’re right outside the room and I think we’re going to let you see them,” Trump said to reporters at the time.

The annual presidential salary is $400,000.


The reaction from the progressive left is as expected:

Leftists Angry At Trump Donating Salary To Coronavirus Fight
“Hitler Never Took A Salary”
Steve Watson
Prison Planet.com
March 4, 2020

President Trump donated his fourth quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services this week in an effort to help fight the Coronavirus, but leftists are angry about it because… Orange man bad.

The donation of $100,000 is part of Trump’s promise to never take any salary while he is President. He has previously given away his salary to the Surgeon General’s office, border enforcement, and Veterans’ Affairs, to name but a few.

President @realDonaldTrump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office. Honoring that promise and to further protect the American people, he is donating his 2019 Q4 salary to @HHSGov to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat #Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/R6KUQmBRl1

— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 3, 2020

The move was no where near good enough for leftists though, who immediately compared the move to Hitler (an obvious starting point):

Hitler never took a salary. Now show his tax returns and document the millions he's rinsed the tax payer for in terms of staying at his own properties, golf carts, and security for Eric.

— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) March 3, 2020




Q1 2017 Dept. of the Interior
National Park Service maintenance of a Civil War site

Q2 2017 Dept. of Education
A science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for children

Q3 2017 Dept. of Health and Human Services
Public awareness campaign about opioid addiction

Q4 2017 Dept. of Transportation
Infrastructure grant program

Q1 2018 Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Caregiver programs

Q2 2018 U.S. Small Business Administration
“Emerging Leaders” program

Q3 2018 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Not yet announced

Q4 2018 Dept. of Homeland Security
Not yet announced

Q1 2019 Dept. of Agriculture
Outreach programs, according to a statement from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

Q2 2019 Surgeon General’s Office “An upcoming public health advisory,” USA Today reports.

Q3 2019 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health
“To continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis,” the White House told the Associated Press

Q4 2019 Dept. of Health and Human Services
To help “confront, contain, and combat coronavirus.”

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