Trump Will Give Away $400K Salary at End of Year: Spicer

Press secretary says the media can help decide where
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2017 12:11 AM CDT
Spicer: Trump Will Give Away Salary at End of Year
On the campaign trail, Trump said he wouldn't accept the presidential salary.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Trump has apparently been accepting the $33,333 salary he vowed not to accept, but he's not planning to keep it. Press secretary Sean Spicer says the president, who's required under federal law to receive payment, plans to donate his annual $400,000 salary, which is paid in monthly installments, at the end of the year, NBC News reports. When asked about details of the donation, Spicer jokingly told reporters: "He has kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes," adding that "the way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps determine where it should go." ABC reports that one journalist at the briefing suggested Trump give the cash to the White House Correspondents' Association for "journalism scholarships." (More President Trump stories.)

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