White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says President Trump intends to donate salary

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 14:34:37-04

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump will donate his presidential salary at the end of the year, and he said the president wants the media's help deciding where the money will go.

Trump had said during the campaign that he planned to donate his $400,000 annual salary to charity.

Spicer told journalists the president will give the money at the end of the year and would "love your help" to determine where it goes.

He said, "The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps" decide.

Trump came under scrutiny following revelations that he appeared to have given relatively little to charity over the course of his career.