The White House announced during Tuesday’s press briefing where President Donald Trump’s salary for the fourth quarter is being donated. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters his salary for this quarter will be going toward the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Most recently, the president donated his third-quarter salary to help the Department of Health and Human Services combat the opioid epidemic,” Sanders said. “Today, the president is proud to donate his fourth-quarter 2017 salary to the Department of Transportation to support their programs to rebuild and modernize our crumbling infrastructure.”
Accompanying Sanders was Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, who was there to accept the check on the department’s behalf.
“This quarter, as mentioned, the president has generously decided to donate his annual salary to the department’s [Infrastructure For Rebuilding America] grant program,” Chao said. “INFRA directly reflects the president’s proposal by providing dedicated, discretionary funding for projects that address critical issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges and ports.
“In addition, INFRA also reserves at least 25 percent of its funding to be awarded to rural projects. So infrastructure is the backbone of our economy, and it’s key to keeping our country competitive,” she added.