The White House announced in a press conference yesterday that President Trump has donated his first quarter salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs to support the agency’s caregiver programs.
When he was campaigning, Trump made the promise to donate his salary to various projects. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that for the most recent quarter, the president had selected the VA to support their caregiver programs.
Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said upon accepting the check that the VA had already earmarked the funds to go to caregiver support in the form of mental health and peer support programs, financial aid, education training, and research.
“The President’s gift underscores his promise to do all that he can for veterans, which includes supporting those who care for our veterans — not just those of us at VA, but the husbands, the wives, the families, and the community caregivers who are out there day in and day out making life easier for those who have borne the battle,” said Wilkie.