President Donald Trump announced that he has donated his 2018 third-quarter salary of $100,000 to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, The White House stated, Fox News informed.
In 2016, Trump stated that he would not accept the $400,000 annual presidential salary, saying that he would donate it to various federal departments and agencies.
His previous salaries were given to the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation and Veterans Affairs, as well as others.
The president’s older brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 at age 43 after struggling with alcohol-related problems.
“I had a brother, Fred – great guy, best-looking guy, best personality, much better than mine,” Trump said in 2017 during a speech about the opioid epidemic. “But he had a problem, he had a problem with alcohol and he would tell me ‘don’t drink, don’t drink’.”