President Trump donated his salary to the Department of Veteran Affairs for the first quarter of 2018, the White House said Thursday.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, secretary of the White House, said trump’s $100,000 salary quarterly is going to the caregiver programs of the VA. The President gives his salary to “important projects “every quarter, she said.
Permanent Secretary for Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie attended a press briefing Thursday to accept the donation. He stated that the money would go to mental health and peer support programmes, financial support and research to help people who care for veterans. “The gift of the President underlines his pledge to do everything he can for veterans, including to support those who care for veterans; not only those at VA, but the husbands, the women, the families, and the caretaker groups out there day after day, “said Wilkie.
Trump previously donated its quarterly salaries to the Ministry of Transport, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Park Service and the Department of Education.