Donald Trump Will Not Accept the $400k Presidential Salary

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President-elect Donald Trump will not take the $400,000 presidential salary after he is sworn into office.

Fox News reports:

Donald Trump is defying tradition in more ways than one. The most unconventional president-elect in modern times, who happens to be “really rich,” says he has no plans to take the presidential salary to which he’s entitled.

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Plus, advisers reportedly say the billionaire businessman wants to continue to spend time at his penthouse apartment in downtown Manhattan when he can – and might return to Trump Tower and other locations he calls home on weekends, working from the White House during the week. Trump gave a direct answer when asked about the presidential salary of $400,000.

“I’m not going to take the salary. I’m not taking it,” he told CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

He said he thinks he has to take $1 by law, “so I’ll take $1 a year.” Trump said he didn’t even know what the salary was, before CBS’ Lesley Stahl told him.

It’s a good sign that Donald Trump is already putting country before salary. It’s a largely symbolic move, but actions speak louder than words. This is hopefully the first of many steps that a President Trump will take to get the debt under control.