White House Announces Trump Is Donating His Presidential Salary To Veterans Affairs
President Donald Trump donates his salary every quarter to a charitable cause, and this quarter, POTUS will be giving his salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs to specifically support their caregiver programs.
The White House announced the donation at Thursday’s press briefing.
“These brave men and women have given so much to our country,” Sanders said. “In keeping with his campaign pledge, the president donates his salary on a quarterly basis to further important projects. Today, the president is proud to donate his 2018 first quarter salary to the department of veterans affairs to support their caregiver programs.”
Acting Secretary of the VA, Robert Wilkie, accepted the check, saying, “The president’s gift underscores his promise to do all that he can for veterans, which includes supporting those who care for our veterans, not just those of us at VA, but the husbands, the wives, the families and the community caregivers who are out there, day in and day out, making life easier for those who have borne the battle.”
Wilkie added that he is “deeply thankful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to support our veterans and his generosity in supporting them.”
“I know how much this means to America’s veterans.”