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As promised, Trump donates his first paycheck

Staff Writer |
U.S. President Donald Trump's first paycheck - which he donated in April to the National Parks Service - will go toward the restoration of Antietam, a Civil War battlefield in Maryland, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced.

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Zinke spoke Wednesday at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Md., site of an 1862 battle.

He said Trump's $78,333 first-quarter salary will be combined with an anonymous donation of $22,000 and the pledge of funds by two non-profit organizations to bring the total to $263,545.

The funding will restore a building and replace fencing at the battlefield site.

Trump has said he will donate his entire presidential salary to various charities and causes on a quarterly basis.

On April 3 the White House announced that the National Park Service, which operates the Antietam site, would be the recipient, of his first-quarter salary.


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