Trump Announces Where $100K of His Salary Will Go

Salary from Q3 of 2018 will go to alcoholism research
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2019 6:25 AM CST
President Donald Trump speaks about tariffs, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – President Trump has donated his salary from the third-quarter of 2018 to the federal agency that researches alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The White House says Trump donated $100,000 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcoholism is a personal issue for the president, reports the AP. His older brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 after struggling with alcoholism, and the president has said he learned from his brother's experience and never drinks.

Fortune reports the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism describes itself as the world's No. 1 funder of alcohol research. Trump pledged as a candidate in 2016 to not accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary he would be due if elected. By law, he must be paid so Trump has donated the quarterly payments to various federal departments and agencies. The departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs, among others, have accepted Trump's donations.

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