Donald Trump has donated his salary for the first three months as US president to the National Park Service.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer showed reporters a cheque for $78,333.32 – which is Trump’s pay from “January 20 noon forward” – which he handed over to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) April 3, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Trump did say that if he was elected he wouldn’t take his annual $400,000 salary.
His supporters have been full of praise for him.
— PRESIDENT Lil Trump (@USAneedsTRUMP) April 3, 2017
— Captain Chaos (@CaptianCarry) April 3, 2017
— Hopeful Again (@NewsJunkie107) April 3, 2017
However some have pointed out that this donation doesn’t quite balance out Trump’s recent proposal for cutting 12% from the Interior Department’s budget.
That's nice, but no where near enough to offset Trump's 12% budget cut for the Dept. of Interior which runs the parks. https://t.co/X7SUgWwTBw
— Gregory Pijanowski (@G_Pijanowski) April 3, 2017
Reminder: $78k as a donation is great…but Trump wants to cut Interior Dept (where Natl Park Service belongs) by several billion dollars. https://t.co/PIdJBRfpgA
— Wally Smith (@SWVirginiaCSI) April 3, 2017
Wow, Trump donates his Q1 paycheck to Nat'l Parks! Only 999 more paychecks to cover the rest of their budget he cut this quarter alone…
— Greg Jacobson (@gregj328) April 3, 2017