While campaigning for president, Donald Trump announced he would not take a salary if he were elected. True to his word, President Trump has donated his $400,000 annual salary to various government agencies of his choosing.

In April, Trump donated his first-quarter salary of $78,333.32 to the National Park Service to fund the agency’s battlefield preservation efforts, a program that is currently $229 million behind in deferred costs. Two days ago, President Trump donated $100,000 to the Education Department to help fund a STEM-focused camp for students according to Fortune.

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Power couple and top aides to the president, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have also declined government salaries for their positions. Today, the Daily Caller announced a new top Trump administration official would not be taking a salary for his job.

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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci won’t take a salary for his new job, a White House official told The Daily Caller.

In the new role as a senior White House aide, Scaramucci could earn $179,000 annually.

Scaramucci, a New York financier, made millions before entering the White House.

A financial disclosure form he filled out for his previous post as chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank showed that Scaramucci made about ten million between January 1 and the end of June from his investment firm SkyBridge Capital, according to Politico.

Scaramucci did not take a salary for his role at the Ex-Im Bank, which would have been $172,100 annually. – Daily Caller

 


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