VIA| Donald Trump hosted a live Q&A on Monday at the Twitter offices in New York City, where he pledged an unprecedented action if elected President in 2016.
When a user asked him if he would forgo the President’s salary if he gets elected, Trump pledged to not take any taxpayer money. During the Q&A, Trump posted a video of his response:
“I’m self-funding my campaign. I won’t take money other than the small stuff because people are invested and I like that when they invest in the campaign but I don’t take the big dollars. As far as the salary is concerned, I won’t take even one dollar. I’m totally giving up my salary if I become President.”
As of 2015, President Obama’s salary is $400,000 per year, approximatelyeight times more than the average American family’s income.
The President’s salary is under the purview of Congress, which is explicitly stated in Article II, Section I of the United States Constitution.
Watch the full video, below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015