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Will accept $1 as salary, won't take vacations as POTUS: Donald Trump

News Agencies | First published: 14 November 2016, 13:07 IST
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US President-elect Donald Trump has said he will take home an amount of US$ 1 per year, in place of the traditional US$ 4,00,000 presidential salary.Asked whether he was going to take the president's salary, 70-year-old Trump said, "No, I'm not gonna take the salary. I'm not taking it," confirming a promise he had made in a campaign video in September.

"I think I have to by law take US $1, so I'll take US $1 a year. But I don't even know what it is," Trump told CBS's "60 Minute" in an interview aired yesterday.

Trump said he did not know what the salary of a US President is and also said he would not take any vacation. "We have so much work. There's so much work to be done.

And I want to get it done for the people," he said.

"I want to get it done. We're lowering taxes, we're taking care of health care. I mean, there's just so much to be done. So I don't think we'll be very big on vacations, no," Trump said, ruling out a vacation for himself.

Trump defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential vote.

--PTI

First published: 14 November 2016, 13:07 IST
 
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