The National Parks Service is about to get a little sprucing up. President Trump, who made $78,333.32 in his first quarter as President is giving it all away to the amazing men and women that manage the US national parks.
The announcement was made on Monday by press secretary Sean Spicer at the most recent White House press briefing. Spicer then handed the check initially meant for the President to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
“The president has spoken with counsel and made the decision to donate his first-quarter salary to a government entity,” Spicer said during the press briefing.
“We’re going to dedicate it and put it against the infrastructure of our nation’s battlefields,” Zinke promised. “We’re about $229 million behind in deferred maintenance on our battlefields alone.”
Trump personally chose the National Parks Service.
“It’s a decision he made. Counsel presented him with several options. He believed . . . some great work is being done there, especially work being done to restore our great battlegrounds,” Spicer said.
Trump told the people of America that he would not be taking the annual salary allotted to him of $400,000 and he is now, in fact, donating it. Every quarter, a government service will be receiving Trump’s salary as a donation and this quarter Trump chose the National Parks service.
Source: The Blaze