It seems even when President Donald Trump refuses to take a salary and then donates that money to a cause, he still receives backlash.
The environmental organization Sierra Club is calling Trump’s donation of the first quarter of his yearly salary, the $78,333.32 he donated to the National Park Service, a “distraction” and a “publicity stunt.”
Per Washington Examiner:
“If Donald Trump is actually interested in helping our parks, he should stop trying to slash their budgets to historically low levels,” said Michael Brune, the group’s executive director.
“This publicity stunt is a sad consolation prize as Trump tries to stifle America’s best idea,” Brune added. “It’s a distraction that falls far short of the $12 billion needed to address the current backlog of park maintenance and does nothing to offset the almost $2 billion Trump asked Congress to cut from the Department of the Interior in his budget.”
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