President Donald Trump is donating the latest portion of his presidential salary to the fight against the opioid crisis, the White House revealed Tuesday.
The $100,000 from Trump’s third-quarter salary will go to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health and is earmarked “to continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.” Opioid-related deaths have been on the rise over the past several years, with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finding that 2017 was one of the worst years for overdose deaths on record. (RELATED: CDC Estimates That Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Level In 2017)
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“Thank you to all of the students who are here. I am so proud of you for the bravery it takes to share that you have been strongly affected by the opioid epidemic in some way,” Mrs. Trump said.