US President Donald Trump is donating his first quarterly salary to the National Parks Service.
White House spokesman, Sean Spicer handed a cheque for seventy eight thousand three hundred three dollars to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who oversees national parks and monuments.
President Donald Trump had previously said he would donate his entire annual salary.
But critics quickly pointed out his donation went to an agency he wants to cut by more than a billion in funding.
Mr Trump’s budget proposal calls for a twelve percent one point five billion dollars cut to the Interior Department, which oversees the National Park Service.
Mr. Zinke said he was thrilled by Mr. Trump’s donation, adding that it would be used for maintenance on the nation’s battlefields.
During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump vowed to give up his annual salary of four hundred thousand dollars if elected.
Last month, Mr. Spicer said the president would donate his entire salary at the end of the year, asking members of the media to weigh in on what he did with the cash to avoid scrutiny.