(Breitbart) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday donated his fourth-quarter salary to the Department of Heath and Human Services on Tuesday to help fight coronavirus.
The news was announced by White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Twitter.
“President Donald Trump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office,” she wrote, sharing an image of the check for $100,000.
The president donated his first-quarter salary to the Department of Homeland Security, the second-quarter salary to the Surgeon General, and his third-quarter salary to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.
Trump is required to be paid, but he has pledged to donate his salary while in office to worthy government programs.
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. pic.twitter.com/R6KUQmBRl1
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 3, 2020
Flashback: Cher Spreads Fake News Claiming Trump Called Coronavirus A ‘Hoax’
Singer-actress Cher is the latest Hollywood leftist to spread fake news about the coronavirus, repeating claims that President Donald Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax” created by Democrats when in fact the president used the term “hoax” to describe the Democratic Party’s attempt to politicize the issue.
The Moonstruck star alleged in a tweet on Saturday that President Trump blamed the coronavirus on Democrats and the media, using an emoji to describe the president as “nuts.”
She also retweeted an NBC News article with the misleading headline, “Trump calls coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax.’” The body of the article acknowledges that President Trump used the word “hoax” at a recent rally to describe the way Democrats have turned the virus into a political weapon.
On Friday, President Trump told the capacity crowd at his Charleston, South Carolina, rally that Democrats are desperate to use anything to stop his agenda.
“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs, you say, ‘How’s President Trump doing?’ They go, ‘Oh, not good, not good.’ They have no clue. They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa. They can’t even count!”
FRIEND SAID”trump’s SICK,I SAID I DON’T CARELET HIM BE DRIVEN FROMIN2 THE WILDERNESS ALONE.FACT HE SAYS”DEMS &NEWS STARTED THIS 2 HURT HIM”IS.SHOWS NO MATTER HOW DIRE THE SITUATION IT STILL”ONLY ABOUT HIM”OUR AMERICAN FAMILY NEEDS PROTECTION
— Cher (@cher) February 29, 2020
He continued: “One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia. That didn’t work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything. They tried it over and over. They’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning. They lost, it’s all turning. Think of it, and this is their new hoax.’”
President Trump confirmed on Saturday that he used the term “hoax” to refer to Democrats’ attempt to blame him for the coronavirus.
“No, hoax referring to the action that they take to try and pin this on somebody,” President Trump said at a White House update on the coronavirus. “That’s just a continuation of the hoax, whether its the impeachment hoax or the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax. This is what I’m talking about.”
President Trump confirms he was talking about the Democrats
“The hoax is on them” pic.twitter.com/zEu50PW9hB
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) February 29, 2020
Actress Debra Messing blamed President Trump for the coronavirus earlier this week by repeating false allegations that the president enacted drastic budgetary cuts on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
THIS is why Trump MUST GO! He puts Americans in mortal danger. https://t.co/yQ2zveYPs3
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) February 28, 2020
The actress cited a two-year-old Washington Post article about proposed budget cuts to the CDC. But those cuts never went into effect and Congress has actually increased funding to the CDC and National Institutes of Health.