Trump gives his paycheck to Education Department; money will start STEM camp

Trump gives his paycheck to Education Department; money will start STEM camp

The headline of the news release issued by the Education Department said: "Secretary DeVos Accepts President Trump's Q2 Salary as a Donation for STEM-Focused Camp".

US President Donald Trump Wednesday donated his Q-2 Y 2017 salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education.

Mr. Trump donated his first quarterly paycheck to the National Park Service, which used the money at Antietam National Battlefield, the national park in Maryland that preserves the hallowed ground of the bloodiest day of the Civil War. The amount of Trump's second quarter salary is $100,000. That's why we have made a decision to use the President's 2nd quarter salary to host a STEM-focused camp for students at the Department of Education.

However, Article Two of the USA constitution requires the president to be paid, so instead Trump will be accepting a token figure of $1, with the rest being donated. "This quarter the president will be donating his salary to the Department of Education".

"The economy of tomorrow requires engaged students, boys and girls, are prepared for STEM careers".

The Trump administration has also proposed a 13 percent cut to the Education Department's budget, slashing it by $9.2 billion.

Trump announced during his elections that he would not take any part of his salary if he wins the presidential elections.

DeVos says she is grateful for the donation.

STEM stands for "Science, technology, engineering, and math". "We want to encourage as many children as possible to explore STEM fields in the hope that many develop a passion for these fields".