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Washington - Trump Donates Third-quarter Salary To Health Department

Published on: November 30, 2017 08:32 PM
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U.S. acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan (L) receives a symbolic check, representing U.S. President Donald Trump's quarterly salary as a donation to the HHS, from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. acting Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric Hargan (L) receives a symbolic check, representing U.S. President Donald Trump's quarterly salary as a donation to the HHS, from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Washington - President Donald Trump is donating his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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The White House did not immediately announce the amount of the check that acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan accepted on Thursday. Trump previously donated salary in the amounts of $78,333 and $100,000 to the National Park Service and the Education Department, respectively.

Hargan says the donation will be put toward the planning and design of a large-scale public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.

Trump announced the ad campaign in October, the same time he declared opioid misuse a national public health emergency. The declaration included no new federal funding to combat the epidemic.

Hargan says 175 people die every day from drug overdose.

 

 



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 Dec 01, 2017 at 08:38 AM Just Wondering Says:

Did Obama & Jimmy Carter ever do the same?

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 Dec 01, 2017 at 10:48 AM achassidisheyid Says:

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Just Wondering Says:

Did Obama & Jimmy Carter ever do the same?

Yeah, Trump is a great Tzadik, and a moral beacon to us all. I'm sure our fervent wish is that your children should approach even his manicured toenails in Tzidkus. He ties to take away health care from 30 million people and than donates a paltry sum to HHS, that does not come close to reimbursing the government for the private jet use of his Health Seceretary Dr Price

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