Trump donates second paycheck to Education Department

By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |  July 26, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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July 26 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump donated his second-quarter salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday.

DeVos, accepting the check from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the money would pay for a camp devoted to STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- careers.

"Today's and tomorrow's economy requires students prepared for STEM careers," DeVos said at Wednesday's daily press briefing. "That's why we've decided to use the president's second-quarter salary to host a STEM-focused camp for students at the Department of Education."

"We want to encourage as many students as possible to pursue STEM fields," she added.

Trump donated his first paycheck to the National Parks Service. The money went to the restoration of Antietam, a Civil War battlefield in Maryland.

Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 slashes funding to both the National Parks Service (by $2.55 billion) and the Department of Education (by $9.2 billion).

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