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White House Declines to Release Proof Trump Has Donated Salary

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By    |   Monday, 13 Mar 2017 12:00 PM

President Donald Trump vowed during his campaign to not accept his presidential salary, but close to two months after the inauguration, the White House is declining to release proof that he has done so, NBC News reports.

"I'm not going to take the salary," Trump said in November on "60 Minutes."

He also said he wouldn't be taking vacations either. However, in eight weekends as president, Trump has gone to his Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago five times, costing an estimated $3.3 million per trip, according to The Boston Globe.

Last week, MSNBC sent a letter to White House staff requesting documentation that Trump has been donating his salary, noting that the president receives his first paycheck on or around the 20th of the month, meaning he would have received one in February and is due to receive another next week.

All declined to say if Trump donated any of his salary. U.K. newspaper The Independent has yet to receive a response to its inquiry.

In February, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Politifact that Trump "is required to get a paycheck but will be giving it back to (the) treasury or donating."

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