Trump says he won’t take presidential salary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump said he’s giving up the president’s annual salary of $400,000.

Trump told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that he had not been aware of the amount. He said he’s required by law to take $1.00. The billionaire said of the rest of the money, “I’m not going to take the salary.”

He did not say where the money will go instead.

The president-elect said he’s a “very sober” person and that he’ll conduct himself “in a very good manner” as the nation’s president. But the combative billionaire added that his manner “depends on what the situation is.”

The president-elect was asked in the interview conducted Friday if he’s going to use the same, sometimes divisive rhetoric he used during the campaign. He replied that “sometimes you need a certain rhetoric to get people motivated.”

Still, Trump demanded that any of his supporters who are harassing people or destroying property “stop it.” He said he is “saddened” to hear that is happening.

“I will say it right to the cameras: Stop it,” Trump said.

The interview was broadcast Sunday.

Trump spent much of the day on Twitter bragging about one-time GOP critics who have congratulated him. He also revived his feud with The New York Times.





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