Trump donates second quarter salary for 2019 to Surgeon General's office

Trump donates second quarter salary for 2019 to Surgeon General's office
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE donated his salary from the second quarter of 2019 to the Surgeon General's office, the White House announced Friday.

The Surgeon General's office falls under the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said the donation will help address the opioid epidemic and the growing use of e-cigarettes by teenagers and children.

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The president pledged when he took office that he would not accept the $400,000 annual salary that comes with the job. He has donated his salary in quarterly installments to various government agencies.

The president donated his first quarter salary from 2019 to the Department of Homeland Security.

Last year, Trump donated his salary to the Small Business Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

In 2017, he gave his salary to the Transportation Department, the Health and Human Services Department for the opioid epidemic, the National Park Service and the Education Department.