Trump Donates Paycheck to Fight Against Opioid Epidemic


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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.

“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.