As has been done in the past, President Trump donated his salary from the latest fiscal quarter to a federal agency. This time it was the Small Business Administration.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a press conference today, and SBA Administrator Linda McMahon was on hand to accept the donation.
“This money is going to be used in our veterans program. We are going to establish a seven month intensive training program called emerging leaders; it’s an adaptation of that program for our veterans, helping them transition from military life into private sector if they desire to start their own jobs and their own companies and be entrepreneurs,” said McMahon.
When he was campaigning, Trump made the promise to donate his salary to various parts of the government. His first quarter salary was given to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other agencies that have been recipients of his salary donations include the Transportation Department, the National Park Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services.