— Stuart A. Thompson (@stuartathompson) March 13, 2017
The thing is, nobody would really care if he took the salary. That he went out of his way to say he was going to donate it to charity and now isn’t providing proof isn’t even shocking. Every thing he says is a lie:
President Donald Trump pledged to forego a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet.
During the campaign, Trump promised he would take “no salary” if elected — a pledge he reiterated after he won.
“I’m not going to the take the salary,” he told “60 Minutes” in November.
The Constitution, however, requires that the president receive a salary, and that it not be reduced during his term. Federal law mandates the president receive a $400,000 annual salary, paid out once a month.
Trump aides have previously said Trump would donate his salary to the Treasury Department or a charity.
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(via Dangerous Minds)