Trump botches a boast about giving away his presidential salary

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Published on 21 Oct 2019, 20:33
Donald Trump boasted that he's the only other president besides George Washington to forgo his paycheck — but history is not on his side.

Thirty-first president Herbert Hoover was the first American executive in chief to refuse a salary. Hoover was a multimillionaire before assuming office from a previous career as an engineer and businessman and donated his paycheck to charitable causes.

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