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bigblock46 74M
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5/23/2020 2:29 am
Trump Donates His Salary to HHS For Vaccine Research


White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced Friday afternoon President Trump has donated his quarterly salary the Department of Health and Human Services in the search for a Wuhan coronavirus vaccine.

"The President, as you are all well aware, donates his salary various initiatives and parts across the federal government and this quarter he will be donating his salary HHS, Health and Human Services, develop new therapies for treating and preventing COVID-19 so we can safely reopen," McEnany said, touting a $0,000 chec "In honor of COVID this time, in honor of those who have passed and the studies underway."

President Trump announced Thursday flags will be ordered at half-staff in honor of Wuhan coronavirus victims.

In the past President Trump has donated his salary the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs and more.

By Katie Pavlich

bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/23/2020 2:30 am


sewg1001 78F
155 posts
5/23/2020 10:18 am

Trump's salary is chump-change to him... not worth opening his eyes for... he's not doing anything GREAT - he's scum!


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/23/2020 12:29 pm

    Quoting sewg1001:
    Trump's salary is chump-change to him... not worth opening his eyes for... he's not doing anything GREAT - he's scum!
Just what have you done besides running your loud mouth and condemning everything Mr Trump does. Perhaps you are lower than a douchebag


sparkleflit 72F
6038 posts
5/23/2020 3:38 pm

Only jerks feel a need to brag about their charitable donations....


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/23/2020 4:27 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Only jerks feel a need to brag about their charitable donations....
Now you are in deep do-do, by calling one of the Democrat Icons a jerk. In case you didn't know John F Kennedy did the same.


Katie_au_lait 74F
6896 posts
5/23/2020 11:40 pm

What salary?
He said when he was elected that he wasn't taking a salary, so how can he donate "his" salary to anything if he doesn't take it?
He either takes a salary...or he doesn't
This is just another of his tax scams. That's why (and how) he refuses to allow his taxes to be public knowledge.
Anyone can print a check to show off, nowadays though, when money is transferred by direct bank transfers, a check is just a piece of paper.

Reminds me of the Mafia dons who gave millions to the Catholic church, even went to Mass on Sundays...all the while scamming and creating mayhem and murder.

If that's the kind of America you want BB then you are no patriot.


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/24/2020 2:28 am

    Quoting Katie_au_lait:
    What salary?
    He said when he was elected that he wasn't taking a salary, so how can he donate "his" salary to anything if he doesn't take it?
    He either takes a salary...or he doesn't
    This is just another of his tax scams. That's why (and how) he refuses to allow his taxes to be public knowledge.
    Anyone can print a check to show off, nowadays though, when money is transferred by direct bank transfers, a check is just a piece of paper.

    Reminds me of the Mafia dons who gave millions to the Catholic church, even went to Mass on Sundays...all the while scamming and creating mayhem and murder.

    If that's the kind of America you want BB then you are no patriot.

Here is lesson in American History for you.

According to Title 3 of the US Code, the US President "shall earn" a salary of $400,000, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. Of course, if Trump really doesn't want the $400,000 a year, he could always donate it to charity like his predecessors John F. Kennedy and Herbert Hoover did.

But, as even the first president, George Washington, learned the hard way, you can't completely forgo a salary if you're the leader of the free world. Washington earned $25,000 a year when he came into office in 1789.

As Time recently reported, Washington didn't want to take a salary either.

"I must decline as inapplicable to myself, any share in the personal emoluments, which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the Executive Department;" he said during his inaugural address, "and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the Station in which I am placed, may, during my continuance in it, be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require."

But the lawmakers at the time wouldn't hear of it, saying that the constitution required Washington to receive compensation, as not taking a salary would open the president up to bribery and corruption.


sparkleflit 72F
6038 posts
5/24/2020 2:30 pm

I'm sure Trump's salary is chump-change compared to the money he has raked in through emoluments........Anyways, people learned about JFK donating his salary because he made his taxes public.....not because he bragged about it.


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/24/2020 5:24 pm

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    I'm sure Trump's salary is chump-change compared to the money he has raked in through emoluments........Anyways, people learned about JFK donating his salary because he made his taxes public.....not because he bragged about it.
I sure don't remember hearing or seeing you having any problem with this. From 2009-2015: President Barack Obama earns $400,000 a year as president and continues to earn book royalties, as well as interest on his investments.


sparkleflit 72F
6038 posts
5/25/2020 9:37 am

    Quoting bigblock46:
    I sure don't remember hearing or seeing you having any problem with this. From 2009-2015: President Barack Obama earns $400,000 a year as president and continues to earn book royalties, as well as interest on his investments.
Obama wrote the book himself....He didn't use a ghost-writer like baby Donny and didn't publish it while in office, so it doesn't have anything to do with his presidency ....Obama donated 75? of his salary, including all of his Nobel prize money.............We know this because we saw his tax-returns.

Trump is a multi-billionaire, he has spent many times his salary just on his golf-trips.....money that went right into his own pocket. He doubled the price of membership at his golf club when he became president.....Through the 8 years of Obama's presidency, Trump hounded him about playing golf, vacationing, how much money he was costing the taxpayers......and yet, Trump has cost the US taxpayer many times what Obama or any other president.......the hypocrisy is real.


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/25/2020 10:21 am

    Quoting sparkleflit:
    Obama wrote the book himself....He didn't use a ghost-writer like baby Donny and didn't publish it while in office, so it doesn't have anything to do with his presidency ....Obama donated 75? of his salary, including all of his Nobel prize money.............We know this because we saw his tax-returns.

    Trump is a multi-billionaire, he has spent many times his salary just on his golf-trips.....money that went right into his own pocket. He doubled the price of membership at his golf club when he became president.....Through the 8 years of Obama's presidency, Trump hounded him about playing golf, vacationing, how much money he was costing the taxpayers......and yet, Trump has cost the US taxpayer many times what Obama or any other president.......the hypocrisy is real.

The unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers made the following statement: "Here’s what I’m going to say. This is my quote. Be sure to write it down: ‘Yes, I wrote “Dreams from My Father.” I ghostwrote the whole thing. I met with the president three or four times, and then I wrote the entire book."


bigblock46 74M
10400 posts
5/25/2020 1:03 pm

Besides Mr Obama at the time he was elected to the presidency was considered a multi millionaire.