President Trump Donates Second-Quarter Salary To Combat Opioid Crisis


President Trump is just what this country needs.

He may have a tough exterior, but inside, he is fully dedicated to America and its people.

Famously, Trump has pledged that he will not accept any of the 400K per year salary that comes with being a president.

Instead, Trump has decided to donate all the money he is granted as part of his presidency, and this quarter, it’s all going to the Surgeon General to be used to fight the opioid epidemic – a killer responsible for thousands of deaths of Americans each year.

“The President recognizes the important mission of the Surgeon General to protect and improve the health of all Americans, including helping to tackle the opioid epidemic and raise awareness of the dangers of e-cigarette usage among teenagers and children,” said the White House in the offical statement announcing the donation.

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USA Today has more details:

President Donald Trump wrote a check to donate his second quarter 2019 salary to the office of the Surgeon General to fund an upcoming public health advisory, the White House told USA TODAY. 

It's his third salary donation to the Department of Health and Human Services. 

"The President recognizes the important mission of the Surgeon General to protect and improve the health of all Americans, including helping to tackle the opioid epidemic and raise awareness of the dangers of e-cigarette usage among teenagers and children," the White House said in a statement. 

The $100,000 will be used to fund an upcoming public health advisory, but officials declined to say the subject. 

Fox Business added:

The White House Opens a New Window. confirmed on Friday that President Trump will donate his salary from the second quarter of the year to the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General Opens a New Window. .

The donation is for $100,000 of the president’s annual $400,000 salary. The Office of the Surgeon General falls under the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Hill via MSN also said:

President Trump donated his salary from the second quarter of 2019 to the Surgeon General's office, the White House announced Friday.

The Surgeon General's office falls under the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said the donation will help address the opioid epidemic and the growing use of e-cigarettes by teenagers and children.

The president pledged when he took office that he would not accept the $400,000 annual salary that comes with the job. He has donated his salary in quarterly installments to various government agencies.

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