Will Donald Trump keep his pre-election promise about the President’s salary? 3 years ago

Will Donald Trump keep his pre-election promise about the President’s salary?

If we know one thing about Donald Trump, it's that he's a very rich man.

How do we know this? Well, he talks about it. A lot.

When he launched his campaign for the Republican candidacy in June 2015, he announced "I'm really rich".

The following month, his campaign team put out a press release boasting of his $10bn fortune.

And, before being confirmed as the GOP candidate, he opened a debate by saying "I've made billions of billions of dollars making deals all over the world".

That was all in the space of three months, or less than one per cent of Trump's lifetime.


So, with all that wealth at his disposal (even if he may have grown his fortune at a slower rate than Paris Hilton), surely he wouldn't need the six-figure salary that comes with the presidency.

Well, actually no. He doesn't need it. And he's said he's not going to take it.

"As far as the salary is concerned, I'm not taking even one dollar," Trump said in a Twitter Q&A last year.

"I am totally giving up my salary if I become president."

The president of the United States is entitled to an annual salary of $400,000, more than any other major world leader.

But Trump's worth much more than that, anyway. About $10bn, to be precise. Because he told us. All the time. Without anyone asking.

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