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Where Trump Donated Part Of His Presidential Salary Speaks Volumes, His Brother Honored

Where Trump Donated Part Of His Presidential Salary Speaks Volumes, His Brother Honored

President Donald Trump has donated a major chunk of his presidential salary to the federal agency that oversees research on alcohol and alcohol related issues.

According to The Daily Caller, the president donated $100,000 of his third quarter salary of 2018 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

 

The NIAA “conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being” and serves as “the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.”

Here’s more from the NIAA’s website on what it handles and is responsible for:

NIAAA leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
  • Conducting and supporting alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues.
  • Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
  • Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
Through both research within NIAAA, and by funding grants at institutions worldwide, NIAAA aims to:
  • Better understand the health effects of alcohol consumption, including why it can cause addiction.
  • Reveal the biological and socio-cultural origins of why people respond to alcohol differently.
  • Remove the stigma associated with alcohol problems.
  • Develop effective prevention and treatment strategies that address the physical, behavioral, and social risks that result from both excessive alcohol use, and underage alcohol consumption.

The most recent donation is particularly special given it’s such a personal issue for Trump.

The president’s brother, Fred Trump Jr., passed away almost four decades ago at the age of 43 after sadly losing his battle with alcohol addiction.

For years, including on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump spoke about how his brother tragically passing away is why he has never had a drop of alcohol in his life.

“I’m not a drinker. I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer in my life. OK? It’s one of my only good traits. I don’t drink,” Trump said to the media last October. “Can you imagine if I had? What a mess I would be? I would be the world’s worst.”

The president of the United States receives an annual salary of $400,000, which breaks down to $100,000 each quarter.

Since taking office two years ago, Trump has not taken a salary and donates his check each quarter to a different government agency.

Trump has donated his presidential salary to the National Park Service, Department of Transportation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Small Business Administration, and several other agencies.

Trump vowed on the campaign trail to donate his entire presidential salary to help the American people, and he continues to honor his commitment.

NIAAA leads the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by:
  • Conducting and supporting alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and federal programs on alcohol-related issues.
  • Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work.
  • Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.
Through both research within NIAAA, and by funding grants at institutions worldwide, NIAAA aims to:
  • Better understand the health effects of alcohol consumption, including why it can cause addiction.
  • Reveal the biological and socio-cultural origins of why people respond to alcohol differently.
  • Remove the stigma associated with alcohol problems.
  • Develop effective prevention and treatment strategies that address the physical, behavioral, and social risks that result from both excessive alcohol use, and underage alcohol consumption.

The president’s brother, Fred Trump Jr., passed away almost four decades ago at the age of 43 after sadly losing his battle with alcohol addiction.

For years, including on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump spoke about how his brother tragically passing away is why he has never had a drop of alcohol in his life.

“I’m not a drinker. I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer in my life. OK? It’s one of my only good traits. I don’t drink,” Trump said to the media last October. “Can you imagine if I had? What a mess I would be? I would be the world’s worst.”

The president of the United States receives an annual salary of $400,000, which breaks down to $100,000 each quarter.

Since taking office two years ago, Trump has not taken a salary and donates his check each quarter to a different government agency.

Trump has donated his presidential salary to the National Park Service, Department of Transportation, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Small Business Administration, and several other agencies.

Trump vowed on the campaign trail to donate his entire presidential salary to help the American people, and he continues to honor his commitment.

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