Trump takes a presidential salary. (Though he said he wouldn’t.)
Which is paid for by our tax dollars.
He then donates what he makes to charities of his choice. So he is taking a salary.
Latest one for the coronavirus.
Sure donating money to charity is a good thing. But Trump is, as usual, not spending his money. And never has been. He’s spending our money, which he said he wouldn’t take. (Nor were Kennedy and Hoover, who did the same thing.)
If he truly wanted to help the American people, he wouldn’t take a salary at all, because he’s rich enough not to need it. Let the American people decide where they want that $400,000 a year to go.
What Trump does receive for his “charitable generosity” is a tax write-off for giving to charity. So he takes our money, spends it and gets to write it off on his taxes.