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President-elect Donald Trump reiterated a promise he’d made in September of last year to totally give up accepting the $400,000 annual presidential salary.
Speaking to CBS News veteran Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” he did add that he would take $1 if the law is such that he has to take something.
Rebecca Berg, national political correspondent for Real Clear Politics, reported:
In 60 Minutes interview, Trump says he will not take a salary as president pic.twitter.com/HS4SzGbTfC
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) November 14, 2016
Last year Trump made this promise:
[email protected]_Do_Good #asktrump pic.twitter.com/I7AaH7AVRw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported:
On @60Minutes, Pres-elect Trump says he won’t take the $400,000/year presidential salary. He’ll take $1/yr to satisfy the law.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) November 14, 2016
His supporters loved him for it:
@markknoller @60Minutes cutting government spending waste right out the gate. I like it
— Conway (@wpxstar) November 14, 2016
@markknoller @60Minutes Finally, a President who knows how to save the taxpayer’s money!!
— Richard (@smith625461) November 14, 2016
@markknoller @60Minutes Wow! Trump risking his life & will work 20 hours a day, seven days a week because he LOVES US! @realDonaldTrump
— Patti Dennis (@justonepatriot) November 14, 2016
@markknoller @EuropeNextYear @60Minutes Yes! Just watched the Interview! Hope some of the protesters watched, but they probably didnt!
— Betty Brown-Pierson (@piercebboop) November 14, 2016
@markknoller @60Minutes hopefully the biased dishonest media doesnt cover this up
— reid jones (@rjones1974) November 14, 2016
If, however, Trump is required by law to accept his full presidential salary, someone came up with another suggestion:
@rebeccagberg Being a normal human being here and not taking sides, he should take the money. And give it to a charity in need.
— Ryan Foster (@Electronix_247) November 14, 2016
And on that note, someone offered what he imagined the Clintons might be thinking.
@markknoller @60Minutes Breaking: @HillaryClinton offers to accept salary as donation to the Clinton Foundation…
— Number 6 (@Caper29b) November 14, 2016
The president-elect also indicated that given the state of the country he would forgo taking any major vacations while in office.
“There’s just so much to be done,” Trump told “60 Minutes.” “So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no.”
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