WASHINGTON – President Trump is donating $78,333.32 – a quarter of his annual salary – to the National Park Service, officials said Monday.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer opened his daily press briefing by presenting a Trump-signed check to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Tyrone Brandyburg, superintendent of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia.
The park service will dedicate Trump’s money to “infrastructure at our nation’s battlefields,” Zinke said.
Trump, who has been criticized for not releasing tax returns that would show how much he has donated to charities over the years, said last year he would not accept the president’s annual salary of $400,000.
The decision to note the first part of his salary to the park service comes as his budget calls for cuts across the federal government, including the Department of Interior.