Donald Trump Gives His First Paycheck to the National Park Service

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The check. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The National Park Service, the federal agency that sparked one of the first controversies of the Trump era, will be the beneficiary of the president’s first-quarter paycheck. Trump, who has declined to take his $400,000 per year salary, is giving his $78,333.32 to help restore national historic battlefields, said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Zinke’s department faces a nearly 12 percent cut in Trump’s proposed budget, a decrease of about $1.5 billion in funding.

Trump Gives His First Paycheck to the National Park Service