As you may know, Donald Trump serves as president for free.
- Q1: NPS (Dept. of Interior)
- Q2: Dept. of Ed
- Q3: HHS
- Q4: Transportation
- Q1: VA
- Q2: SBA
- Q3: NIH
- Q4: DHS
- Q1: USDA
- Q2: Surgeon General
- Q3: OASH
He seldom gets much good press for doing so. But this time he might.
OK, who am I kidding?
Last week, President Trump called the media’s negative reportage of his response to coronavirus (COVID-19) the latest hoax against him. The media laughably tried to sell the idea that the president had called the virus outbreak a hoax, which was absurd.
This quarter’s presidential salary went to Health and Human Services to help fight the outbreak of the coronavirus.
THANK YOU, President Trump!https://t.co/y2eKY12leA
— GOP (@GOP) March 4, 2020
“This is a meaningless gimmick,” tweeted Robert Maguire, research director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “President Trump’s decision not to divest his businesses netted him $434 million in personal revenue in 2018 alone – the last year for which data is available. That’s a thousand times more than his presidential salary.”
We’re pretty sure that plenty of people would line up to receive the president’s salary donations.