Donald Trump donates his fourth quarter salary of 0,000 to Health and Human Services to help coronavirus efforts

Donald Trump donated his 2019 fourth-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services as the U.S. faces the escalating coronavirus outbreak. 

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham posted an image of the $100,000 check from Trump to HHS Secretary Alex Azar – who then brandished it at a briefing on the crisis. 

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‘I’m also very pleased to announce that the president of the United States has donated his quarterly check to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS to fund the coronavirus preparedness and response activity. so it’s very nice to see that check,’ Azar told a briefing at the White House from which TV cameras and audio broadcasts had been banned.

The quarterly salary donation has been a feature of Trump’s presidency, often accompanied by claims that the media ignore it. 

‘President @realDonaldTrump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office. Honoring that promise and to further protect the American people, he is donating his 2019 Q4 salary to @HHSGov to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat #Coronavirus,’ Grisham tweeted Tuesday.

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The money to help with the coronavirus spreading comes as nine people died in the U.S. after contracting the virus this week – all in Washington state.

Donald Trump donates his fourth quarter salary of 0,000 to Health and Human Services to help coronavirus efforts

Donald Trump donated his presidential paycheck of the fourth quarter of 2019 to the Department of Health and Human Services to fight the coronavirus outbreak

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham posted an image of Trump's check made out to HHS Secretary Alex Azar saying it was to help 'confront, contain and combat' coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham posted an image of Trump’s check made out to HHS Secretary Alex Azar saying it was to help ‘confront, contain and combat’ coronavirus

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Trump returned to the White House after a trip to the National Institute of Health Tuesday with Alex Azar (right) and top U.S. immunologist at NIH Anthony Fauci (left)

Before Saturday, there have been no deaths in the U.S. related to the virus.

There are now more than 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in America and thousands worldwide spread across all continents, except Antarctica.

Trump traveled Tuesday afternoon to the National institute of Health as he continues to mobilize a reaction to the outbreak.

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He returned to the White House a few hours later with Azar and the country’s top immunologist Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH.

The trio spoke to the press before entering the White House.

Trump also plans to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

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Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/

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