President Trump donates salary for veteran entrepreneurship

| October 4, 2018

President Donald J. Trump speaks during an event at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13. President Trump visited the U.S. Army post to recongize Soldiers before signing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, which supports the Army’s six modernization priorities that will enable the Army to achieve its Vision by 2028. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thomas Scaggs) 

President Donald Trump on Wednesday donated his second quarter salary to a new Small Business Administration initiative to help veteran entrepreneurs, the second time this year he has given money to federal veterans initiatives, according to the White House.

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

Agency officials plan to use the money to launch a new seven-month training program for transitioning troops looking at starting their own businesses. The program will be based on the existing Emerging Leaders Initiative, but tailored to veteran-specific needs.

The existing program includes classroom instruction as well as “opportunities for small business owners to work with experienced coaches and mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections.” McMahon called it a significant resource for veterans shifting from military to civilian life.

White House officials requested a fiscal 2019 budget for the SBA of nearly $840 million, but McMahon said the $100,000 donation from the president represented an important contribution to their work.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to forgo the traditional Oval Office salary and instead donate that money to various federal departments.

Previous donations by Trump went to 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.

I wonder how much more this President has to give to veteran causes in order to catch up with all the money and support given by the Clinton Foundation?  I still say we are getting a pretty damn good bang for our buck, I believe President Trump is only paid $1.00 a year.   Best buck I have spent in a long time.

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  1. Tallywhagger says:

    I am so grateful that Trump is not “Presidential” and does not give a flyin’fuck what congress thinks of him.

    Fake news:-) Gotta love it.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Not just Clowngress, President Trump obvbiously doesn’t give tho hoots of a ratshit roach fuck what the media thinks of him and that was a major weakness of past Presidents!

  2. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, it is, after all, a temp job, and he’s got his own business anyway, so being President and donating his salary to something that works is one way of thumbing his nose at the derpdecrats.

    I think he’s probably having far too much fun on this job.

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    “Linda McMahon, head of the Small Business Administration”

    you just have to love it.

  4. Mason says:

    More promises kept. Keep it up, Mr. President.

    He should donate his salary to building the wall to really watch heads explode.

  5. AW1Ed says:

    Wonder how long it’ll take for Trump to match all of Barry’s out-of-pocket contributions to aid vets.

    What? Oh, right. Never mind.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I think it’s likely that President Trump has already donated more out of his own pocket than the 0bamas and Clintons combined. He donated trailer loads of goods to those hit by the floods in Louisiana during the election year as well as donating a cool million of his own money to the Hurricane Harvey relief!

      • Tallywhagger says:

        Trump is a generous man who rewards competence and has provided many opportunities for competitive and competent persons to achieve.

        While the Obamas are just ordinary street trash with inflated credentials, the Clintons are the model depraved greed.

        To their credit, or at least Bill’s credit, the Clintons do not hate America. Few elevated Americans have ever despised America as do Obama and his administration.

      • NEC338x says:

        I do love being an American. A country more meritocratic than any other so far, as well as being more philanthropic that our (supposedly better) European contemporaries.

        https://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/almanac/statistics/u.s.-generosity

  6. OWB says:

    Wow. Just wow.

  7. NEC338x says:

    Plug for the Veterans Business Outreach Center in the incubator my company is in.

    https://www.vetbiz.com

    Great team and excellent resource!