The liberal media has attacked Trump recently for not showing proof that he has been donating his salary like he promised during the campaign, but Trump says he hasn’t broken that promise.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer answered this question on Monday, stating that Trump will donate his salary as one whole sum at the end of the year. Spicer then addressed the press and said “he kindly asked if you all suggests where that goes” speaking of where the salary should be donated.
The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corp determine where it should go. – Sean Spicer
Trump had promised during the campaign that he would donate his entire salary to the Treasury Department as a way to give back to the American people.
CBS News Reported:
On the campaign trail, Trump boasted that he would not need to take a paycheck if elected.
“The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, OK?, that’s not a big deal for me,” he said at rally in Rochester, New Hampshire, in September 2015. Trump repeated that promise during his first sit-down interview as president-elect.
“I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” he said during an interview with “60 Minutes.”
A spokesman for the billionaire-president, whose net worth Forbes estimates is $3.7 billion, told a newspaper in February he was going to give his salary back to the Department of Treasury or donate it to charity.
Similar questions remain over the president’s pledge to “donate all profits from foreign governments’ patronage of his hotels and similar businesses” to the Treasury Department.
In January, his attorney Sherri Dillon said that to avoid concerns that his family’s vast business holdings would pose a conflict of interest, he would donate all profits from foreign government payments from his hotels to the United States Treasury.
“This way, it is the American people who will profit,” she said.