Remember when _____ said he’d donate his salary because he’s just so rich he doesn’t need the coins? And then he didn’t donate a penny?
Well, this week, to his credit ... I’m almost choked on those words ... President _____ announced that he’s donating the first installment of his salary to the National Parks Service.
Wait ... what?
Yup, he is giving the National Park Service a $78,333.32 donation, in what could be construed as a generous gesture were it not for the fact that _____’s own budget proposal calls for cutting $1.5 BILLION from the Department of the Interior, which operates the National Parks Service.
So, he’s taking away BILLIONS but donating THOUSANDS and he wants anyone to believe this is a good thing? Well, no one does, least of all the Sierra Club:
“If Donald _____ is actually interested in helping our parks, he should stop trying to slash their budgets to historically low levels. This publicity stunt is a sad consolation prize as _____ tries to stifle America’s best idea.”
And what a stunt it was; at a press briefing this week, _____’s spokestool
The donation amounts to about one quarter of his annual presidential salary and is also .005% of the amount he cut from the Interior Department budget so, yeah, it’s another meaningless gesture by this meaningless president.
And luckily the media didn’t drink the Kool-Aid. Time Magazine reporter Zeke Miller, in light of the donation, asked Spicer if Trump was also considering reimbursing taxpayers for travel and security expenses for his weekend escapades to Mar-a-Lago.
Spicer was not amused.
Neither are the American people, Sean.