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Trump Transferred His Salary For The First Quarter To The Development Of Drugs For Coronavirus

Trump Transferred His Salary For The First Quarter To The Development Of Drugs For Coronavirus

In early March, the US President also transferred $100 thousand to the Ministry of health to fight the pandemic.

Donald Trump transferred to the Ministry of health and human services of the country $100 thousand, his entire salary for the first quarter of this year, for the development of drugs to combat coronavirus. This was announced on Friday at a briefing for reporters by White house press Secretary Kayleigh Mcenaney.

"Trump is donating his salary for the first quarter of 2020 to the Department of health and human services to support ongoing efforts to develop new drugs for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus," she said.

In early March, the American leader also transferred $100 thousand to the Ministry of the country to fight the pandemic.

After winning the election, Trump refused the President's salary of $400 thousand a year. However, according to the law, it must be paid and the President announced that he intended to give it to various charitable purposes. So, he transferred his salary to the Department of homeland security, Veterans Affairs, and transportation.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on data from Federal and local authorities, more than 1.58 million cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the United States, and more than 95.2 thousand people died. Since the beginning of the pandemic, about 5.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the world, and more than 327 thousand have died.

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