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Sunday, December 03, 2017

President Donald Trump has donated his third-quarter salary of $100,000 toward battling the opioid crisis. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he wouldn't take the yearly presidential salary, and has been donating it instead. So far, he's also donated to the National Park Service and the Education Department. Eric Hargan, acting secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, announced the donation Thursday. "We are so pleased that President Trump has chosen to donate his salary this quarter to the planning and design of a large-scale public awareness campaign," Hargan said.

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In October, Trump declared opioid addiction a "public health emergency."

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Excellent work, President Trump!

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-03 11:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Excellent work, President Trump!"

Next, he'll sign legislation which will take away massive amounts of medical care for opioid addiction.

Do you believe the entire equation is "excellent", or just this tiny, favorable gesture?

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-03 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

DANFORTH,

The act of generosity, and the steady fulfillment of a campaign promise, is promising.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-03 11:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Next, he'll sign legislation which will take away massive amounts of medical care for opioid addiction.

#2 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

exactly

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-03 11:41 AM | Reply

President Trump Donates Salary to Combat Opioid Addiction

Since Putin pays Trump's salary, I wonder if Vladdy approves.

#5 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-03 11:43 AM | Reply

He should donate it to the secret service budget he's already blown through.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-03 12:22 PM | Reply

Republicans are like battered women.

That small bouquet of roses that makes them think "oh he's so good to me" makes them forget about the black eye, dislocated shoulder and broken arm received the night before, which precipitated the buying of the flowers to begin with.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-03 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"The act of generosity, and the steady fulfillment of a campaign promise, is promising."

I didn't ask about the small, insignificant gesture. I asked about the big equation. You do understand the difference, yes?

#8 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-03 03:11 PM | Reply

Trump is profiting off the presidency through his businesses in many different ways. That makes this $100,000 gesture a lot less meaningful.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-03 05:25 PM | Reply

That makes this $100,000 gesture a lot less meaningful.

That's probably what he charges the government to stay in his own hotel for the weekend.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-03 05:37 PM | Reply

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The act of generosity, and the steady fulfillment of a campaign promise, is promising.

#3 | POSTED BY GONOLES92 AT 2017-12-03 11:38 AM | FLAG:

President Trump lit my head on fire but then pissed on the flames. Thank you President Trump for your heroic firefighting!

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-03 06:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Idiocy for idiots.

No surprise a Criminoles fan falls for it.

#12 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-12-03 07:38 PM | Reply

Hey, Gono, why a nosho for all the Russia news you called nothing burgers for months?

To avoid being seen as an intellectual coward, you may wish to consider admitting you have been wrong for months, before you return from the dead to fluff Trump again.

#13 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-04 01:58 PM | Reply

Doesn't Trump have a history of declaring he's going to make these kinds of donations but then doesn't follow through and actually do it?

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-12-04 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He solicits donations for his own charities, promises the same dollar to 10 different people in his own name, then spends it on himself.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-04 08:23 PM | Reply

He solicits donations for his own charities, promises the same dollar to 10 different people in his own name, then spends it on himself.

Nice work if you can get it...

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-04 08:39 PM | Reply

#13: I guffaw at your non-sequitur. I'll continue to stand by our Commander in Chief.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-04 11:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

TRump could cure cancer and you liberals would find something to bitch about. The hate is so unhinged it makes you all sound like idiots

#18 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2017-12-05 01:19 PM | Reply

"TRump could cure cancer and you liberals would find something to bitch about."

I'm not talking politics, I'm talking math.

His gesture is overwhelmed by the billions he's taking away from medical care, including treatment for opioid addiction.

Can you do that math?

Warning: it's real math, not Republican Math.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-05 01:26 PM | Reply

He solicits donations for his own charities, promises the same dollar to 10 different people in his own name, then spends it on himself.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner

They say that the Health and Human Services dept is being tasked with spending the $100,000 on a portrait showing Trump's generosity in fighting the opium epidemic.

That's what people are saying. Believe me!

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-05 07:19 PM | Reply

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