Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday announced that he was donating USD 100,000 from his annual presidential salary to the Department of Homeland Security.
Trump posted a photo on his Twitter handle of a cheque to the Department of Homeland Security amounting to USD 100,000, which is one-quarter of his annual salary of USD 400,000.
“While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly Presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security,” he tweeted.
While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly Presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security. If I didn’t do it there would be hell to pay from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA! pic.twitter.com/xqIGUOwh4x
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
The Homeland Security Department works to improve the security of the US. The department’s work includes customs, border, and immigration enforcement, emergency response to natural and man-made disasters, anti-terrorism work, and cybersecurity.
Since taking office in 2017, Trump has donated a part of his annual presidential salary to various government agencies.
In January, the US President donated USD 100,000 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is a part of US National Institutes of Health.
In October last year, he donated a similar amount to the Small Business Administration, a government agency providing support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the US.