Trump donates quarterly salary to federal coronavirus response efforts

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate panel approves Trump nominee under investigation Melania Trump thanks students in video message during CNN town hall Fauci says media will be ‘seeing more’ of him, coronavirus task force after press hiatus MORE will donate his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic. 

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany made the announcement at Friday’s press briefing. It marks the second time the president has donated his quarterly salary to HHS, with his paycheck from the fourth quarter of 2019 also going to the agency.

The president pledged to donate his quarterly $100,000 salary upon taking office, and he has given it to various government agencies over his first three years in the White House.

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He has previously donated his salary to the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, as well as the government agency fighting the opioid crisis, among others.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 95,000 people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus as of Friday. 

The donation comes as HHS and other agencies work on “Operation Warp Speed,” Trump’s push to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.