Everyone knows at this point that President Donald Trump doesn’t care about the truth. Luckily, there are still some credible journalists in Washington D.C. who are demanding the truth.
One of Trump’s most famous campaign promises has turned out to be totally fake – Trump promised Americans that if he won the election, he would donate his entire presidential salary to charity or back to the federal government. Now journalists have discovered that Trump hasn’t done that during his first two months in office.
As you can probably guess, the Trump administration is trying to give the press the runaround and dodging questions about this emerging scandal.
President Donald Trump pledged to forgo a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet.
During the campaign, Trump promised he would take “no salary” if elected — a pledge he reiterated after he won.
“I’m not going to the take the salary,” he said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in November.
… MSNBC requested details and documentation about any salary donations from the White House, the Treasury Department and the Office of Personnel Management, which all declined to say whether Trump has donated any of his salary to date. (OPM referred questions to the White House.)
This is not a surprise to millions of Americans – we already knew that Trump was a major fraud, before he ever got to the White House.
However, it’s still shocking to see just how blatant the Trump administration is with its dishonesty these days.
And the salary donation isn’t the only thing Trump is going back on his word about. Trump also said he would donate any business revenue that was gained from foreign governments. It was supposed to be a way to avoid conflicts of interest between the federal government and Trump’s business empire.
Read more, from NBC News:
Salary donations are not the only area where Trump’s pledges to donate revenue are lacking transparency.
During the transition, Trump also unveiled a plan to “donate all profits from foreign governments’ patronage of his hotels and similar businesses” to the Treasury Department. The plan was released by Trump’s private law firm, Morgan Lewis, but no system or accounting has been released for how or when such donations will be processed or disclosed.
Wake up, America!
Trump is a total fraud. He’s not even trying to cover up his lies anymore.