President Donald Trump is, by no means, your regular President. Heck, he’s not even a regular politician, in all honesty, so it should come as no surprise that things in the White House are running a bit differently than they have in years past.
One of the most obvious characteristics about Donald Trump is that he’s fairly wealthy. According to the man himself, he is “really rich”.
And he’s not lying, no matter how much the liberal media insinuates it. Even the liberal lunatics over at Google estimate put Trump’s net worth is somewhere around $3.1 billion. With a “B”.
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So, when a man such as Trump takes the office of the President, the $400,000 annual salary seems a bit paltry, doesn’t it? Well, Donny thought so as well, and has promised to donate all of that money back into the American economy – a promise that he has kept from the very beginning. In quarters 1, 2, and 3 of his first term’s first year, Trump has spread the love around quite a bit.
His previous donations have gone to the National Park Service for battlefield infrastructure, the Department of Education to fund a summer camp and the Department of Health and Human Services to battle the opioid crisis.
Now, in quarter quattro, the President is once again donating his hefty paycheck to We The People in the form of a donation to another public service department.
The Department of Transportation just joined the list of agencies to receive a salary donation from President Trump.
One day after rolling out a major infrastructure plan, the White House announced that Trump’s fourth-quarter salary of $100,000 will go to rebuilding what Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called “our crumbling infrastructure.”
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao accepted the donation in the press briefing room on behalf of her department.
This gesture may not make an enormous impact in the short term, but it belies a deeper concern for the nation’s infrastructure than many previous presidents have shown.
Trump has consistently talked a big game when it comes to our nation’s crumbling highways and byways, with his salary donation acting as a precursor to the $21 Billion comprehensive infrastructure plan that the Commander in Chief is looking to push through Congress in the coming weeks.
Of course, this comes as a welcome change of pace for those of us living in places such as Atlanta, where an accidental fire caused a massive section of highway I-85 to collapse just last year.