The American leader transferred the entire quarterly salary to the US Department of Health for the development of drugs for coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump transferred 100 thousand dollars of salary for the first quarter to the Ministry of Health and Social Services of the country. The funds will go toward developing drugs to fight the coronavirus, White House spokeswoman Kaylee McKinani said at a May 22 briefing.
“Trump donates his salary for the first quarter of 2020 to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to support ongoing efforts to develop new drugs for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus,” Makinani pointed out. Recall that in early March, the US president also transferred 100 thousand dollars to fight the pandemic.
After winning the election, Trump refused the president’s salary of 400 thousand dollars a year. Moreover, according to the law, it must be paid and the head of state announced that he will give it to various charitable purposes.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, in the United States recorded more than 1.59 million cases of coronavirus infection, 95 533 people died.