Why aren’t more politicians saying this?
If Donald Trump runs against Hillary Clinton, it’ll be an interesting contrast: a woman who used the trappings of office to get rich against a man who used his own money to attempt to change the country he loves.
In a Thursday campaign appearance in New Hampshire, The Donald proved yet again why he’s the favorite of so many Americans in this upcoming presidential election: unlike other politicians, who have drifted into politics to make money, Trump is doing just the opposite, and will take no official salary if elected.
“The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, okay?” Trump said in this video from Fox Business. “That’s no big deal for me.”
However, it’s a big deal to a lot of Americans, for who it symbolizes yet again that Donald Trump is not your typical politician.
What’s even more surprising is that more presidents haven’t made this pledge. Barack Obama, after all, had two bestselling books before he came to the White House, and his net worth now stands at a staggering $12.2 million, according to Inqusitr.
And thanks to the five-digit speaking figures Obama will command after leaving office, that number is only going to go way, way up.