By Lexy  |  05-22-2018   News
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President Donald Trump has donated his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Trump's latest donation of his quarterly salary in a briefing with reporters May 17.

"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," she said.

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie said that the money will go toward "caregiver support in the form of mental health and peer support programs, financial aid, education training, and research." (The next day Trump announced he would nominate Wilkie to the permanent post.)

Trump has donated his quarterly salary to various federal departments and projects including to the National Parks Service to restore battlefields, the Department of Education for children's camps and the Department of Health and Human Services for a public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction and the Department of Transportation for infrastructure projects.

During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to forgo the $400,000 paycheck.

"As far as salary is concerned, I won't take even one dollar," Trump said in a Q&A Twitter session in September 2015. "I am totally giving up my salary if I become president."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">.<a href="">@Modern_Do_Good</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#asktrump</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">September 21, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Donald Trump is the first president in over half a century to refuse to take the presidential salary.

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John F. Kennedy was the wealthiest man ever sworn into the presidency and gave his presidential salary to charity once he got into the White House (he did the same with his congressional salary).

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Herbert Hoover, who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933, had an estimated net worth of about $4 million in 1913, according to the Independent Journal Review. His money came from mining. After stepping into office, Hoover split his salary between a number of charities and put the rest towards his staff’s salary.

According to Forbes, Trump has an estimated net worth of about $3.1 billion.

President Trump keeps delivering on his promises. He has done more in the first year in office than Obama did in 8 years, yet no one from the left will even acknowledge the good things that are happening. How sad is this world becoming when we can’t celebrate the good times?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Year One: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed:<br><br>Jobs and the economy<br><br>•Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts &amp; repealing the Obamacare mandate.<br><br>•Increase of the GDP above 3 %.<br><br>•Creation of 1.7 million new jobs,<br>/1<a href="">@POTUS</a></p>&mdash; Lexy (@PoliticallyRYT) <a href="">February 17, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Special Report From Lexy <a href="">@PoliticallyRYT</a> <br><br>Household Net Worth is at an all time high of 665% to Disposable Income. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Networth</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Households</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#winning</a><br><br>U.S. Household Wealth Hit Record $96.9 Trillion Last Quarter<br>/1 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Lexy (@PoliticallyRYT) <a href="">February 17, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

This past election, God granted a stay of execution to the United States with the election of @realDonaldTrump

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8 Comment/s

Dawn Ford No. 26843 1527035901

So so proud of you ~

Anonymous No. 26844 1527036179

You should do a report on this.

Bob No. 26847 1527036927

Thank you for your articles

Mona No. 26850 1527038819

Perfect timing for this article- All the accomplishments and he hasn’t taken one dime for salary. He truly is God’s gift to America.

Michael M. No. 26851 1527038863

Lexy, you write fabulous stories and I greatly appreciate your passion for reporting what the media ignores. I consider you and The Goldwater more representative of the mainstream of America.

Matthew No. 26854 1527041823

My favorite president by far

Anonymous No. 26855 1527043327

Great story Lexy, you should tweet it at the President. I'm sure he would like it since no one else is reporting positively about him

J. Harjo No. 26861 1527049429

Keep spreading the information. Eventually enough people will realize how much the media lies to them. This work is important, as we need honest journalism front and center. Great job! I hope the President donates his next quarter salary to building the wall.

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