President Trump Donates First Quarter Salary to the VA


Source: Reuters

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has revealed President Trump will donate his first quarter salary for this year to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The president, who committed to donating his presidential salary to worthy causes, last year donated to the Department of Transportation, the National Park Service, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Sanders said the $100,000 quarterly salary would go toward the VA’s caregiver programs, with acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie confirming the money will go towards mental health and peer support programs, financial aid and research that will assist individuals caring for veterans.

“The President’s gift underscores his promise to do all he can for vets, which includes supporting those who care for veterans,” Wilkie shared. “Not just those of us at the VA, but the husbands, the wives, the families and the community caregivers who are out there day in and day out.”