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Trump is donating his first-quarter salary to the National Park Service


President Donald Trump will donate his first three months' salary to the National Park Service, which could face major cuts if the president's proposed budget is approved. 

"It's straight up. Every penny that the president received from the first quarter," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced Monday. 

Spicer then proceeded to hand over a check for $78,333.32 to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Trump is donating his first-quarter salary to the National Park Service

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"The president is personally proud to contribute the first quarter of his salary to the important mission of the Park Service, which is preserving our country's national security," Spicer said.

Zinke told reporters the donation will help maintain the nation's historic battlefield sites. 

"We're about $229 million behind in deferred maintenance on our battlefields alone. ... We're excited about that opportunity," Zinke told CNN.

Trump previously clashed the Interior Department, ordering it to stop tweeting after it posted side-by-side photos comparing crowd sizes for Trump and Barack Obama's inaugurations.

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