Trump donates portion of salary to education department

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Washington, July 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump donated the second quarter of his salary to the Department of Education, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

White House press secretary Sarah Huchabee Sanders handed a $100,000 check to DeVos at the White House press briefing on Wednesday, reports CNN.

The donation will fund a camp to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers, DeVos said.

“Today’s and tomorrow’s economy requires students prepared for STEM careers,” DeVos said at the briefing.

“That’s why we’ve decided to use the President’s second quarter salary to host a STEM-focused camp for students at the Department of Education.”

DeVos and first daughter and adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, attended an event on Tuesday with group of young girls at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to promote women entering STEM fields, CNN reported.

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They read “Rosie Revere, Engineer” to the kids, who were campers at Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA STEM programmes.

Trump donated his salary last quarter to the National Park Service to help improve the country’s historic battlefields.

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