Donald Trump has said he will not accept a salary for being president.
Questions have swirled concerning what’ll happen to Trump’s income in the wake of his winning the 2016 US presidential election, CBS News reported on Friday.
Trump said : ‘The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, okay? That’s not a big deal for me.’
Someone on Twitter asked Trump in a Q & A session, a video of which was posted on Trump’s Twitter account on September 21, 2015: ‘@realDonaldTrump, will you forgo the presidential salary if elected?’
Trump answered: ‘As far as the salary is concerned — I won’t take even one dollar. I am totally giving up my salary if I become president.
In the same video, Trump said he was ‘totally self-funding’ his campaign and said that he ‘won’t take money other than the small stuff’.
The US Code says on its website: ‘The President shall receive in full for his services during the term for which he shall have been elected compensation in the aggregate amount of $400,000 a year, to be paid monthly, and in addition an expense allowance of $50,000 to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties.’