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Can You Believe It? Trump Doesn't Know US President's Salary
Can You Believe It? Trump Doesn’t Know US President’s Salary

US President-elect Donald Trump’s statement that he would take USD 1 as his salary a year and not the USD 400,000 that comes with the president’s job has gone viral, however Trump himself admitted that he doesn’t know what the minimum salary is for US President.

“I think I have to by law take USD 1, so I’ll take USD 1 a year. But I don’t even know what it is,” Trump told CBS’s “60 Minute” in an interview on Sunday.

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Asked whether he was going to take 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 had made in a campaign video in September.

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

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“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.