After watching his opponents and bitterest critics set up an easy winning shot for him, President Trump on Aug. 14 said he will donate $100,000 of his salary to help repair national monuments they damaged during violent, vandalism-celebrating protests that continue in late August, the New York Post is reporting.
The gift — 25 percent of the president’s $400,000 annual pay — will go toward the National Park Service for repairs and restorations, according to Trump.
“I promised YOU I would not take a dime of salary as your President,” Trump tweeted just before the weekend, while his most vocal opponents continue to trash statues, monuments and buildings, not to mention businesses.
“I donate the entire $400,000! It is my honor to give $100,000 to @NatlParkService to help repair and restore our GREAT National Monuments.”
“So important to our American History!” he went on. “Thank You!!”
The damage has occurred during riot-level “protests” that followed the death of George Floyd in police custody. Floyd had a history of criminal activity and was high on fentanyl when he perished after being put in a police restraining hold. The world media subsequently turned him into a martyr and an excuse for actually disbanding and defunding police departments.
It’s not clear how much of the $100,000 will go toward fixing monuments. Officials in cities that have seen weeks and months of protests have estimated tens of millions of dollars in damage to private and public property including statues.