The people of the United States still at times seem to be confused about who their President is. You can still see signs saying “not my President” or “I’m with her” etc etc. Somehow, people have missed the memo that the Presidential election was a winner take all event, and they no longer have a say in who sits in the Oval Office, not for another 4 years at least.
What is perplexing is how anyone could think that they would have gotten a better deal with Hillary Rotten Clinton. The money grubbing, felony committing former first lady with a rap sheet that would make a rapper proud, somehow made it to the general election, and still has supporters! Just in case you’ve run into any of them lately, I’ve got a great reminder for you of just one reason why President Trump is a great Commander in Chief.
Months ago the POTUS declared that he would be donating his salary to charity, instead of keeping it (like the money hungry Clinton no doubt would have done). Also unlike his opponent, he’s actually going to follow through on some of the good deeds he promises to do, and his first quarter salary was given, 100% to the restoration effort of a Civil War battlefield. The results are no doubt going to be breathtaking.
Via Young Cons:
When President Donald Trump was elected, he said that he would not take his yearly salary of $400,000.
He said that he would donate it to areas of the federal government that needed it.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that there was also $185,000 in matching funds that were donated.
The donations will go to helping restore a historic house and fencing, as well as other areas on the battlefield.
One of the basic problems facing today’s young (and, for that matter, a lot of adults as well) is the failure to teach the history of this country.
That leaves them not understanding what makes us exceptional as a country, and the great sacrifices of our nation and our ancestors to achieve that.
As the National Park Service notes, Antietam was the bloodiest one day battle in American history and was incredibly historically important.”
Preserving our history here in the United States is so important to us because every single day that we continue with this beautiful experiment that is our American way of life is a day that was built on the shoulders of those who fought and died for our freedoms. Remembering those sacrifices, and what we can do to prevent those horrible battles from happening again is one way of investing in our future.
Even CNN wasn’t able to ignore this story:
“The $78,333.32 that President Donald Trump donated from his first paycheck as President will help fund restoration projects at Antietam National Battlefield.
Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday that the portion of the salary, which Trump in April announced he was donating to the National Park Service, will support restorations at the National Park Service protected area in Sharpsburg, Maryland, which commemorates the Battle of Antietam.
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) July 5, 2017
On the campaign trail, Trump promised that, if elected, he would donate his White House salary to a worthy cause. Under existing federal law, the President is required to accept the $400,000 salary that comes with the office.
The April decision to donate the first three months of Trump’s salary was announced at a White House press conference with Zinke after several weeks of Trump mulling over where the money should go. Wednesday’s announcement makes clear exactly what the money will support within the National Park Service.
While visiting the battlefield, Zinke said: ‘The President’s donation will allow generations of Americans to learn about our history and heritage on this sacred site.’ Zinke also announced an additional $7.2 million in grants for the American Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants program, which works to preserve battlefield lands.
Trump has proposed cutting the Interior Department’s 2018 budget by more than $1.5 billion, a reduction of 10.9% from the current year. The National Park Service is an agency run by the Interior Department and would be affected by the White House’s proposed budget cuts.
Zinke defended the President’s proposed budget at a hearing on Capitol Hill last month, telling lawmakers, ‘This is what a balanced budget looks like.’
In a tweet, Zinke said that Trump’s donation and the matching funds would help restore the Newcomer House at the historic site of the battlefield.
— Secretary Ryan Zinke (@SecretaryZinke) July 5, 2017
The Battle of Antietam was a critical one in the Civil War, and it remains the single bloodiest day in American history.
Nearly 23,000 soldiers were left dead, injured or missing on September 17, 1862. President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, which would eventually free slaves living in confederate states, just days after the battle.”
I challenge you to find a Democrat more willing to put his money where his mouth is, and do the job he was elected for, for free, and give the money he rightfully earned to a worthy cause like this. That’s the difference between a conservative and a Democrat. Conservatives actually work for the greater good, even if it’s not immediately financially beneficial to them. Because working for the greater good in the long term will benefit generations to come.
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