President Donald Trump is donating his salary from his first quarter in the White House to the National Park Service, press secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday.
At the start of the daily White House press briefing, Spicer handed a check for $78,333.32 to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Tyrone Brandyburg, the superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Spicer said it was Trump’s full salary from his inauguration to March 31, the end of the first quarter.
“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,” Spicer said.
Trump promised during the campaign to give away his full-year presidential salary of $400,000 if he was elected president. But he ran into trouble with other donation pledges. In January 2016, Trump promised to …