WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is donating his fourth-quarter salary in 2017 to the Transportation Department to help address the nation’s infrastructure.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is accepting the check from the president in the amount of $100,000. The donation announced Tuesday in the White House briefing room comes a day after Trump released a plan to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and ports.
The Transportation Department says the funds will be used for a grant program that deals with critical infrastructure projects.
The president previously donated his salary to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Park Service and the Education Department.
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As a candidate, Trump vowed not to take a salary, which is $400,000 annually. By law, he must be paid, so he is donating the money.