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President Donald Trump donated part of his salary to efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic, which in addition to starting to claim victims in the United States has also put stock markets in check.
After being criticized for initially downplaying the epidemic, which he has even called "fraud", the president decided to donate and promised to donate his salary during his tenure. As part of that promise and to protect Americans, she will donate her salary for the fourth quarter of 2019 to support the efforts that are being carried out to confront, contain and combat the coronavirus,”the spokeswoman for the White House, Stephanie Grisham, along with a copy of the president's check.
As People recalls, Trump has donated his salary to different causes, such as early childhood education or the National Park Service, since he took office in January 2017. Although he has assured that he is the first to do so, the truth is that other leaders in the history of the country have already donated his salary.
The president remains optimistic about the capacity of the country and the federal government in particular to face the epidemic that originated in China and that has spread to the five continents in a few months. So far, there have been at least 135 cases of coronavirus in the United States, of which 11 have ended with the death of the patient.
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