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On Thursday, President Donald Trump donated his third quarter presidential salary to support the Department of Health and Human Services in the fight against opioid crises.
“His decision to donate his salary is a tribute to his compassion, to his patriotism and his sense of duty to the American people,” acting HHS secretary Eric Hargan said during Thursday’s White House press briefing.
Hargan said that the money would be used to plan and design a major public awareness campaign on the dangers of opioid dependence. “HHS is proud to be working with the White House on this effort, and our team of public health experts brings a great deal of experience and expertise to the table regarding how to make these campaigns effective,” Hargan said.
“At HHS, our goal is to create healthier lives, stronger communities and a safer country. And we’re glad to have a president who recognizes that the opioid crisis is a huge threat to all three of these goals.” The National Park Service received his first quarter salary and the Department of Education received his second quarter salary.