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President Trump Donates Salary to Aid Veterans

On Wednesday, President Trump donated his second quarter salary to the Small Business Administration initiative to aid veteran entrepreneurs. According to the White House, President Trump donated his paycheck to federal veteran’s initiatives for the second time this year.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced the donation at the White House briefing on Wednesday. Linda McMahon, head from the Small Business Administration, accepted the $100,000 check, saying the funds “would be put to great use.”

Agency officials prefer to utilize money to produce a whole new seven-month exercise program for transitioning troops taking a look at starting their particular businesses. The program will be based on on the existing Emerging Leaders Initiative, but tailored to veteran-specific needs.

The existing program includes classroom instruction and also “opportunities for small enterprises to utilize experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections.” McMahon named it a significant resource for veterans shifting from military to civilian life.

White House officials requested a financial 2019 afford the SBA of nearly $840 million, but McMahon said the $100,000 donation from the president represented a significant contribution on their work.
During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to forgo the traditional Oval Office salary and instead donate those funds to numerous federal departments.

Earlier this season, White House officials announced Trump’s first quarter salary for 2018 would be presented to the Department of Veterans Affairs for caregiver support programs devoted to “mental health, peer support, school funding, education and research.”

Previous donations by Trump visited the Department of Transportation for infrastructure repair, the National Park Service for battlefield preservation, the Department of Education for support programs and the Department of Health and Human Services for opioid management programs.

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