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Tags: Trump Administration | trump | salary | donation | civil war | battlefield

Trump's Salary Donation Goes to Civil War Battlefield

Trump's Salary Donation Goes to Civil War Battlefield
(AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 July 2017 02:50 PM

President Donald Trump's first quarter salary donation of $78,333 will go to repair the Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, the Washington Examiner reported.

"The president's donation will allow generations of Americans to learn about our history and heritage on this sacred site," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Wednesday.

"As both the secretary of the interior and a military veteran, I'm deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump."

Three nonprofit organizations and an anonymous donor added to Trump's donation to bring it up to $264,213, the National Park Service said, according to The Hill.

The funds will be used to restore the exterior of Antietam's Newcomer House and construct a new fence at the battlefield, the website reported.

Trump's $78,333.32 check is his after-tax income for being president between Jan. 20 and the end of March, The Hill said. He asked that the money be used to maintain historic battlefields.

And Zinke added: "I can find no better investment in our country than our battlefields."

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