Prior to the election, President Donald Trump pledged not to take the presidential salary.
Trump indicated that he would donate his salary to a charity, and it appears he partially kept that promise for the first quarter of this year.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated on Monday that the president donated his first quarter check of $78,222.32 to the Department of Interior for our Parks Services.
Interior Sec Zinke says Trump's donated salary will go to improve maintenance at nation's battlefields. pic.twitter.com/8hNjhXc6rH
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 3, 2017
Two weeks ago, Spicer was pushed to answer whether or not Trump still planned to donate his salary to a charity or organization.
Spicer added that Trump would honor his commitment, which led many in the press corps to laugh at the statement.
“The president’s intention right now is to donate his salary at the end of the year and he has kindly asked that you should all help him determine where that goes,” Spicer said.
The president has backpedaled on a few promises that he made to the American people, but it appears he has kept his word on this promise.
Which is a very smart move politically for a president desperately needing to put some points on the board.