Trump to Donate Second-Quarter Salary to Department of Education

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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 3:15 PM
Trump to Donate Second-Quarter Salary to Department of Education

President Donald Trump will donate his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education, said Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at Wednesday's press briefing. His salary will be spent on a "STEM-focused camp for kids" that will be held at the Department of Education. 

STEM stands for "Science, technology, engineering, and math." 

During his campaign, Trump said that he was not going to accept a presidential salary. When he was informed that this is not actually legal and that he has to accept some sort of compensation for his job, he then said that he would donate his salary each quarter to a different agency. Trump donated his first-quarter salary to the National Parks Service, where it will be used to restore and preserve Antietam Battlefield.