National Security

Trump Donates His Latest Paycheck to the Department of Homeland Security

'The press doesn't like writing' about this, 'nor do I need them to,' as the president noted this week

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President Donald Trump on Monday revealed that he donated the latest installment of his $400,000 salary to the Department of Homeland Security, as Fox News reported.

“While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security,” Trump tweeted.

“If I didn’t do it there would be hell to pay from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA!”

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Trump also posted a photograph of the check itself, which was dated March 12, 2019.

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It was paid to the order of the Department of Homeland Security.

Trump signed it; his address was listed as Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The White House said in January that Trump donated his salary from the third quarter of 2018 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

While he was running for president in 2016, Trump pledged not to accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary.

It must, by law, be paid out to the president of the United States.

Trump has donated the quarterly payments he’s received to various federal departments and agencies.

Those include the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, among others.

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Homeland Security contains several different agencies or organizations that focus on securing the U.S. and its citizens.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are among those that are included under the departmental umbrella.

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