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President Trump Donates Salary to National Park Service

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Source: AP

Donald Trump has donated his first quarter presidential salary to the National Park Service.

During his presidential campaign, Trump revealed if elected he would donate his $400,000 annual salary.

The White House announced on Monday the National Park Service would receive his first quarter salary of $78,333.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke revealed he was “thrilled” and said the money would go to much-needed maintenance on the nation’s battlefields.

“We are going to dedicate and put it against the infrastructure on our nation’s battlefields,” Zinke told reporters, adding, “We are about $229 million in deferred maintenance on our battlefields alone.”

Zinke’s agency overseas 417 national parks, monuments and other sites. In the press briefing the president’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters, “The park service has cared for our parks since 1916, and the president is personally proud to contribute the first quarter of his salary to the important mission of the park service.”

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