During his campaign in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Donald Trump promised the American people that he would not accept his Presidential salary if he was elected, which is $400k annually.
So far, President Trump has received two installments of the first year’s salary, which comes in quarterly installments.
Both times, he has stayed true to his word and donated the money, all in an attempt to help make America great again.
It’s no secret that President Trump is a wealthy man, but unlike most politicians, he didn’t grow rich in politics.
Trump, through hard work and business savvy, earned his wealth the hard way, a fact that most liberals are unwilling to retain.
The left likes to portray Trump as something of a “Scrooge” character; a miser and a cold-hearted penny pincher, although this couldn’t be less true.
In reality, President Trump has always been a very humble and kind hearted man, and has never hesitated to spend huge sums of money to help those in need, including poor people, the military, and people who have suffered terrible tragedies.
He’s used his private jet numerous times to help stranded military personnel and others, and he’s opened the doors of Trump Tower and other properties to those who are down on their luck.
In April of 2017, President Trump donated his first-quarter salary to the National Park Service.
The money, a total of roughly $78K, was given to the Park Service in order to fund their battlefield preservation and restoration programs, which resorts and maintains historical battlegrounds from U.S. wars.
This program was some $230 million dollars behind in costs, and Trump, who values America’s rich history, is very passionate about helping to preserve it.
Of course, the left (and other critics) and other critics were quick to cry foul.
Since they couldn’t criticize Trump for keeping his word, they instead chastised him for not donating to a “more worthy” cause, and listed a host of places they’d have rather seen the money go to.
It seems that nothing our president does is good enough for these people, and at that point, they were clearly just looking for an excuse to complain and attack him.
On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, President Trump donated his second-quarter salary as well, once again staying true to his word.
This time, he donated his paycheck, which was approximately $100K, to the Education Department, something the left should have a much harder time complaining about.
Trump’s salary will help fund a camp for young students that is focused around learning STEM skills, and will certainly change the lives of many young Americans for the better.
STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, helps prepare students for the ever-changing world which they will inherit; a world which in which these core skills are increasingly useful.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised President Trump’s donation, calling it a “generous gift” that showcased Trump’s “Commitment to our nation’s student’s and to reforming education in America so that every child, no matter what their ZIP code, has access to a high-quality education.”
There is no doubt that this donation will make such a positive difference in the lives of the students who attend the camp, and will ultimately benefit America.
Despite the litany of unfounded and slanderous attacks and insults President Trump faces from the left and other enemies regularly, he continues to stick to his word, and is determined to help America.
Though detractors of our President use his wealth, which he earned well before a career in politics had ever been considered, as a way to attack him, he remains loyal to the American people and true to the vows he gave them.
If President Trump only cared about money, and was purely motivated by greed, why would he donate the money he’s making?
Assuming Trump spends eight years in the White House, he stands to make a bit over $3 million dollars, which is going to be used to help America.
No one who wasn’t truly committed to fixing and healing our nation would freely give up their pay check to help the rest of us, and by doing so, Trump shows that he’s focused on us, not his own bank account.