During his campaign, President Trump vowed to forgo his presidential salary. When he found out that there is actually a law that says a president must draw a salary, he decided instead to donate his entire salary on a quarterly basis to support a cause within the federal government.
President Trump wanted to donate his salary this quarter to the Department of the Interior to help restore military monuments. Specifically, he will be donating to the Antietam National Battlefield, a national park and civil war monument. But it gets even better…
President Trump’s quarterly salary is about $78,000. An anonymous donor matched his gift, giving another $22,000, making the total gift $100,000. That’s right, President Trump is inspiring other people to get involved in honoring America’s military past-and that is incredible.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a statement:
“As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, I’m deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump.”
“THE PRESIDENT’S DONATION WILL ALLOW GENERATIONS OF AMERICANS TO LEARN ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE ON THIS SACRED SITE.”
The money will be used to repair a historic house on the battle field, and help replace fencing- keeping this valuable part of American history preserved for years to come!
The Battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day in the Civil War, where over 20,000 Americans died over 12 hours. Donating to Antietam is a wonderful way for President Trump to remind Americans how we can heal after internal conflict.
Thank you Mr. President, for looking out for our veterans, honoring our past, and inspiring other donors to be generous to our military history.
Too bad the media will never report on these nice things- hopefully they will come around one day- but until then, share this 2 million times to get around them and get the word out!