While those on the left continue to protest the election results, Donald Trump is getting ready to take over as commander in chief come January 19th.
Although millions are already calling for his impeachment, Trump has vowed to be a president to all Americans, regardless of whether or not they supported him during his run to the White House (and the months leading up to his inauguration).
To prove his commitment to the American people, Donald Trump is doing something that very few (only one comes to mind) elected presidents have done before: refusing to take a salary.
“I think I have to take by law one dollar,” Trump told Lesley Stahl of CBS’ 60 Minutes. “so I’ll take one dollar a year.”
“There’s so much work to be done and I want to get it done for the people. I want to get it done. We’re lowering taxes, we’re taking care of health care.”
Donald Trump has consistently said that his running for president had little to do with his personal pride, and everything to do with helping the average American. By refusing to take a salary Trump is making the statement that he is doing this to be an agent of change, and not another political puppet collecting a check for signing some laws into place.
Trump backed up his position when he was asked about whether or not the campaign had damaged his family’s brand.
“Who cares? This is big league stuff. This is our country. Our country is going bad. We’re going to save our country. I don’t care about hotel occupancy. It’s peanuts compared to what we’re doing.”
Aside from destroying the left’s narrative that Trump is only looking out for Trump, this statement clearly shows where Trump’s priorities are. The media had spent a year painting him as a self-centered, vindictive, and “evil”, but Trump is quick to call his business “peanuts” when compared to guiding the country along the right path.
So, while people continue to riot in the streets, remember that the next president of the United States is going to do his job out of love for the American people. Hopefully America is willing to give him a chance.