Trump to forgo $400,000 salary as US president, says ‘will take $1 a year’
President-elect Donald Trump also said he may not take any big vacation, other than forgoing his salary as the US President.us presidential election Updated: Nov 14, 2016 08:53 IST
Republican billionaire Donald Trump said he would forgo the $400,000 salary that comes with the US president’s job.
“I’m not going to take the salary. I’m not taking it,” he told in a CBS interview “60 minutes” broadcast on Sunday, confirming a promise he made in a campaign video in September.
“I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year,” he added.
Trump also said he may not take any big vacation.
“I want to get it done. We’re lowering taxes, we’re taking care of health care. I mean, there’s just so much to be done. So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no,” Trump said.
“We have so much work. There’s so much work to be done. And I want to get it done for the people,” he said.
(With agency inputs)