President Donald Trump has donated his salary from the fourth-quarter of 2019 to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat coronavirus (COVID-19).
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
Trump pledged as a candidate in 2016 to not accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary he would be due if elected.
By law, he must be paid so Trump has donated the quarterly payments to various federal departments and agencies. The departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, among others, have accepted Trump’s donations.