Eric Trump Calls for Politicians in Closed States to Forgo Pay and Follow President Trump’s Lead

Today, Eric Trump asked why politicians from closed states are still getting paid. He wondered if his dad, President Trump, was the only one who is refusing a salary in government. He thinks that if their state is still closed, they shouldn’t be paid either.

Why are governors and elected officials from states that are closed still getting paid? Is @realDonaldTrump the only one in government refusing a salary? I vote to stop paying them until their states are reopened and their constituents are back at work

President Trump has not taken a paycheck since he took office, donating every one. He even got fact-checked on it last year. The most recent donation that he made was on March 3rd when he donated his Q4 paycheck from 2019 to fight the Coronavirus.

President @realDonaldTrump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office. Honoring that promise and to further protect the American people, he is donating his 2019 Q4 salary to @HHSGov to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat #Coronavirus.

Republican Senator Rob Portman announced on March 30th that he would donate his salary through May to five regional organizations in Ohio working to mitigate the Coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Portman said, “Many Ohioans are hurting right now due to the Coronavirus pandemic, struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet. Many individuals are seeing their paychecks disappear and small business owners throughout the state are making sacrifices as they struggle to keep their doors open.”