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Trump Donates Fourth-Quarter Salary for Infrastructure

The president previously donated his salary to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Park Service and the Education Department

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    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to unveil his administration's long-awaited infrastructure plan in the State Dining Room at the White House February 12, 2018, in Washington, DC. The $1.5 trillion plan to repair and rebuild the nation's crumbling highways, bridges, railroads, airports, seaports and water systems is funded with $200 million in federal money with the remaining 80 percent coming from state and local governments.

    President Donald Trump is donating his fourth-quarter salary in 2017 to the Transportation Department to help address the nation's infrastructure.

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is accepting the check from the president in the amount of $100,000. The donation announced Tuesday in the White House briefing room comes a day after Trump released a plan to rebuild crumbling roads, bridges and ports.

    The Transportation Department says the funds will be used for a grant program that deals with critical infrastructure projects.

    The president previously donated his salary to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Park Service and the Education Department.

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    As a candidate, Trump vowed not to take a salary, which is $400,000 annually. By law, he must be paid, so he is donating the money.