President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t take a salary as president.
And he’s standing by his word.
On Monday, he formally donated his first presidential paycheck to the National Park Service, a government organization he highly values, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Harpers’ Ferry National Park Superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg were on hand to accept the personal check for $78,333.32 on behalf of the park service.
Zinke reminded the press corps of the slogan inscribed on Yellowstone National Park’s Theodore Roosevelt Arch: “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of All People.”
He said that phrase is now considered the motto of his department.
The check, projected on a large screen, reflected Trump’s trademark signature and his Trump Tower address, and was addressed to the department’s Reston, Va. office.
Spicer stated that the check accounted for “every penny that he received… since January 20 at Noon.”
The National Park Service oversees much of America’s federal parkland, from Acadia National Park in Maine to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
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