President Trump intends to keep his campaign-trail promise that he will pledge his annual $400,000 salary to charity, and he’s counting on help from the press to decide where it should be donated.
During Monday’s press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters, “The president’s intention right now is to donate his salary at end of the year, and he has kindly asked you all determine where that goes.”
Journalists then took to Twitter to throw around ideas, with suggestions ranging from journalism nonprofit organizations to applying the money towards scholarships that are normally funded by the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Spicer says Trump will donate salary at end of the year and is taking recs from WH Press corps on where it goes: I vote @pressfreedom
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 13, 2017
Spicer noted that giving the press corps the responsibility of choosing where to donate the president’s salary, “is a great way to avoid scrutiny.” His comment elicited raucous laughter from the reporters assembled.
H/T: The Hill
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