The President of the United States Donald trump transferred to the Ministry of health and social services in the country $100 million – his entire salary for the first quarter of the current year on the development of drugs to combat coronavirus. This was announced on Friday at a press briefing the press Secretary of the White house kaylie Makineni.
"trump donates his salary for the first quarter of 2020 the Ministry of health and social services to support ongoing efforts to develop new drugs for the treatment and prevention of coronavirus," she said.
In early March, the U.S. leader also listed the Ministry of the country $100 million to fight the pandemic.
After winning the election, trump refused to pay the President, part of $400 thousand per year. However, by law it must be paid and the President announced that he intends to give it to various charities. So, he listed his salary to the ministries of internal security, veterans Affairs, and transportation.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on data from Federal and local authorities in the United States recorded more than 1.58 million cases of infection with coronavirus, killed more than 95,2 thousand people. Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus in the world contracted about 5.1 million people, more than 327 thousand died.