President Donald Trump donated his fourth-quarter 2019 salary to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Trump’s $100,000 will “support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat Coronavirus,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
President @realDonaldTrump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office. Honoring that promise and to further protect the American people, he is donating his 2019 Q4 salary to @HHSGov to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat #Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/R6KUQmBRl1
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 3, 2020
This is not the first time Trump has donated his salary to an agency facing an urgent problem. Since taking office, Trump has directed his $400,000 annual salary to a different agency each quarter.