Remember when Obama did this? Or the Clinton’s?
President Trump has chosen to donate his salary for the first quarter of the year — a total of $78,333 — to the National Park Service, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a briefing Monday afternoon.
“It is every penny that the president received from the first quarter to the day,” Spicer said. “It’s from Jan. 20, noon, forward.”
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who attended the news conference, said that the money would be put toward the maintenance of historic battlefields. The park service maintains dozens of sites connected to battlefields of the Civil War and other conflicts.
“We’re going to dedicate it and put it against the infrastructure of our nation’s battlefields,” Zinke said. “We’re about $229 million behind in deferred maintenance on our battlefields alone.”