US President Donald Trump contributed the entire salary in the fourth quarter of 2019 to the US Department of Health to combat the new strain of Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
According to the Daily Mail, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham recently published the image of a $ 100,000 check from President Trump to Secretary of Health Alex Azar.
“I am pleased to announce that the US president has donated his salary to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health to support the corona virus response campaign,” Azar said at a White House press conference.
According to US government statistics, as of March 4, there have been 108 people infected with the new strain of corona virus and nine dead. All deaths have occurred in Washington state.
On March 3, Mr. Trump went to the National Institutes of Health to urge anti-epidemic efforts. Trump will also visit the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia this week.
As a US billionaire, Mr. Trump has pledged not to receive the president’s salary since entering the White House. He has collected salaries for many government agencies.
Last time, Mr. Trump raised salaries for the Department of Homeland Security, the Ministry of Transportation and the Department of Veterans Affairs … He also transferred salaries to agencies participating in the fight against opioid analgesics.
Last week, the Trump administration asked Congress to approve an additional $ 2.5 billion package to combat the new strain of corona virus. However, US congressmen said that $ 8 billion needed for a campaign to stop the disease in the US.