The independently wealthy President Donald Trump had earlier vowed to donate his government salary, and now we finally know to whom.
It turns out that Trump is not only ready to make America great again, but he’ll be making America’s National Park Service great again as well, to the tune of over $78,000 during his first quarter-term as Commander in Chief.
“During Monday’s press briefing, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced that President Trump has decided to donate the first quarter of his salary to the U.S. National Park Service.
“‘The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity,’ said Spicer.’The Park Service has cared for our parks since 1916 and the President is personally proud to contribute the first quarter of his salary to the important mission of the Park Service which is preserving our country’s national security.’
“After handing a check of $78,333.32 to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, he made clear to reporters at the briefing that ‘every penny that the President received in the first quarter since the day that he was [sworn in]’ was accounted for in said amount.”
While many assumed that Donald Trump would be donating his salary to an established charity or non-profit, his donation to the National Park Service comes at a time of massive resistance to Trump from the liberal left.
Early in Trump’s presidency, that resistance came in the form of rogue National Park social media accounts that continued to tweet in the face of a temporary ban on the practice that was implemented by the new President. Trump’s order was meant to act as a stop gap in federal spending, but was characterized by the left as a totalitarian censorship move. With Trump’s latest donation set to take effect soon, those theories have been thoroughly squashed.
With spring returning to America, and beautiful weather making its way across the nation, this week would be a great time to spend a few hours in one of our country’s National Parks. You can locate a park by clicking here.