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President Donald Trump pledged to forego a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet.

During the campaign, Trump promised he would take "no salary" if elected — a pledge he reiterated after he won.

"I'm not going to the take the salary," he told "60 Minutes" in November.

The Constitution, however, requires that the president receive a salary, and that it not be reduced during his term. Federal law mandates the president receive a $400,000 annual salary, paid out once a month.

Trump aides have previously said Trump would donate his salary to the Treasury Department or a charity.

Related: Analysis: Does Obama Have Grounds to Sue Trump for Libel?

MSNBC requested details and documentation about any salary donations from the White House, the Treasury Department and the Office of Personnel Management, which all declined to say whether Trump has donated any of his salary to date. (OPM referred questions to the White House.)

Last month, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the website Politifact that Trump "will be giving" his salary "back to Treasury or donating." The site noted the White House "declined to answer several inquiries into whether Trump has gotten a paycheck already."

Related: The Donald Trump Presidential Promise Tracker

Under the law, Trump would receive his first monthly paycheck for $33,333 in February, and another $33,333 on March 20.

Salary donations are not the only area where Trump's pledges to donate revenue are lacking transparency.

During the transition, Trump also unveiled a plan to "donate all profits from foreign governments' patronage of his hotels and similar businesses" to the Treasury Department. The plan was released by Trump's private law firm, Morgan Lewis, but no system or accounting has been released for how or when such donations will be processed or disclosed.
After Pledging to Donate Salary, Trump Declines to Release Proof - NBC News
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I thin it is time for snowflakes to call the GOLLIGEEWILLIKERS department so that Trump can maybe get his peepee whacked for not revealing where his salary is going.
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The proof is in same bin where he keeps his proof that Obama tapped his phones.
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President Donald Trump pledged to forego a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet.

During the campaign, Trump promised he would take "no salary" if elected — a pledge he reiterated after he won.

"I'm not going to the take the salary," he told "60 Minutes" in November.

The Constitution, however, requires that the president receive a salary, and that it not be reduced during his term. Federal law mandates the president receive a $400,000 annual salary, paid out once a month.

Trump aides have previously said Trump would donate his salary to the Treasury Department or a charity.

Related: Analysis: Does Obama Have Grounds to Sue Trump for Libel?

MSNBC requested details and documentation about any salary donations from the White House, the Treasury Department and the Office of Personnel Management, which all declined to say whether Trump has donated any of his salary to date. (OPM referred questions to the White House.)

Last month, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the website Politifact that Trump "will be giving" his salary "back to Treasury or donating." The site noted the White House "declined to answer several inquiries into whether Trump has gotten a paycheck already."

Related: The Donald Trump Presidential Promise Tracker

Under the law, Trump would receive his first monthly paycheck for $33,333 in February, and another $33,333 on March 20.

Salary donations are not the only area where Trump's pledges to donate revenue are lacking transparency.

During the transition, Trump also unveiled a plan to "donate all profits from foreign governments' patronage of his hotels and similar businesses" to the Treasury Department. The plan was released by Trump's private law firm, Morgan Lewis, but no system or accounting has been released for how or when such donations will be processed or disclosed.
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Mr. President Trump is under no obligation to keep you informed of anything.
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Mr. President Trump is under no obligation to keep you informed of anything.
Of course President Trump should keep Americans informed of his progess on his campaign promises, if not classified.
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Of course President Trump should keep Americans informed of his progess on his campaign promises, if not classified.
You are changing words and thoughts. Mr. President Trump is under no obligation to keep anyone informed.
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You are changing words and thoughts. Mr. President Trump is under no obligation to keep anyone informed.
Of course he is, we are his boss.
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The proof is in same bin where he keeps his proof that Obama tapped his phones.
Maybe its classified just like the proof of Russians helping Trump win the election is classified. .
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President Donald Trump pledged to forego a presidential salary, but as his second payday approaches, the White House is declining to say if the president has donated any of his earnings yet.

During the campaign, Trump promised he would take "no salary" if elected — a pledge he reiterated after he won.

"I'm not going to the take the salary," he told "60 Minutes" in November.

The Constitution, however, requires that the president receive a salary, and that it not be reduced during his term. Federal law mandates the president receive a $400,000 annual salary, paid out once a month.

Trump aides have previously said Trump would donate his salary to the Treasury Department or a charity.

Related: Analysis: Does Obama Have Grounds to Sue Trump for Libel?

MSNBC requested details and documentation about any salary donations from the White House, the Treasury Department and the Office of Personnel Management, which all declined to say whether Trump has donated any of his salary to date. (OPM referred questions to the White House.)

Last month, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the website Politifact that Trump "will be giving" his salary "back to Treasury or donating." The site noted the White House "declined to answer several inquiries into whether Trump has gotten a paycheck already."

Related: The Donald Trump Presidential Promise Tracker

Under the law, Trump would receive his first monthly paycheck for $33,333 in February, and another $33,333 on March 20.

Salary donations are not the only area where Trump's pledges to donate revenue are lacking transparency.

During the transition, Trump also unveiled a plan to "donate all profits from foreign governments' patronage of his hotels and similar businesses" to the Treasury Department. The plan was released by Trump's private law firm, Morgan Lewis, but no system or accounting has been released for how or when such donations will be processed or disclosed.
After Pledging to Donate Salary, Trump Declines to Release Proof - NBC News
Newsflash, Mikeyy, Trump doesn't play by your rules or your timetable.

Do you have any evidence President Trump will not donate his salary or profit?
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Of course he is, we are his boss.
Two statements. Both incorrect.

President Trump has no obligation. President Trump also has a binding contract with the American public. Said contact with a term of 4 years. Renewable by mutual agreement for another 4. It can be broken by either party. President Trump at will. The people by a specified process. That doesn't make us his boss. It makes him the boss.
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