The White House has announced President Trump will donate his third quarter paycheck to the Health and Human Services Department in the fight against the country’s opioid crisis.
Acting @HHSGov Secretary Eric Hargan joined @PressSec today to announce that President Trump has decided to donate his salary this quarter to HHS to be used in the planning and design of a large-scale public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction. pic.twitter.com/RxKrx4DtLJ
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 30, 2017
“We are so pleased that President Trump has chosen to donate his salary this quarter to the planning and design of a large scale public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction,” Health and Human Services secretary Eric Hargan said of the $100,000 donation.
Trump, who previously donated his first and second quarter paychecks to the Education Department and the National Parks Service, declared the opioid epidemic a “health emergency” in October.
“One of the things our administration will be doing is a massive advertising campaign to get people, especially children, not to want to take drugs in the first place,” Trump said at the time.