Will Take $1 As Salary With No Vacations, Says Donald Trump

Will Take $1 As Salary With No Vacations, Says Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump has said he would take $1 as his salary a year and not the $400,000 that comes with the US president's job and will refrain from going on any vacation.

Asked whether he was going avail the president's salary, 70-year-old Trump said, "No, I'm not gonna take the salary. I'm not taking it," confirming a promise he made in a campaign video in September.

"I think I have to by law take $1, so I'll take $1 a year. But I don't even know what it is," Trump told CBS's "60 Minute" in an interview.

Trump said he did not know what the salary of a US President is and also said he would not take any vacation.

"We have so much work. There's so much work to be done. And I want to get it done for the people," he said.

"I want to get it done. We're lowering taxes, we're taking care of health care. I mean, there's just so much to be done. So I don't think we'll be very big on vacations, no," Trump said, ruling out a vacation for himself.

Trump defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential vote, in a result which shocked many who had expected her to win following favourable opinion polls.

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Source: PTI
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1: This is so outstanding to do. I have nothing but praise for the President to not accept the salary which is 400,000usd. And then no vacation. I thought of this long ago, thinking why Presidents take so much money, when they know the country is suffering from the terrible debts their predecessors have created. Thank You President TRUMP. This is the best news I have heard ever. Dom Jermano
Posted by:Dominic Jermano - 14 Nov, 2016