President Trump has been true to his word since he was elected in almost every area. It may still be a shocker to people, but our President is a man of his word and truly only has great intentions for our country. He is also proving that he cares about this nation’s history and important events that took place in the past. Nothing makes that more clear than what he just did with his paycheck. The POTUS donated his salary of $78,333 to restore the hallowed ground of Sharpsburg (Antietam as it’s know in the North) National Battleground.
After Trump donated his salary, others followed his lead and donated an additional $22,000 to help restore the aging battlefield. When Trump was first elected to office, liberals argued that Trump would destroy our national parks by taking funds from the parks department, but instead has proved that he is very much concerned with historical preservation.
Conservative Tribune reported President Trump appears to have heard the American people’s indignant cries over Confederate monuments and statues being removed solely on the basis of “hurt” feelings. He listened when the American people said they wanted history, and especially the Confederate roots of the country to be left intact as both a reminder and a lesson.
What Trump started with his monumental donation created a snowball effect that. Secretary Zinke announced Wednesday that $7.2 million in additional grants were received to help honor America’s history.
“As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, I’m deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump,” Zinke said in a statement today.
“Visiting the hallowed ground the day after Independence Day is incredibly moving and it underscores the importance of why we must preserve these historic grounds. The President’s donation will allow generations of Americans to learn about our history and heritage on this sacred site,” Zinke’s statement continued.
The donation will help restore the historic Newcomer House on the Antietam battlefield and also replace 5,000 linear feet of deteriorated rail fencing along the Hagerstown Turnpike which was some of the most intense fightings during the “bloodiest day”.
According to The Washington Times:
President Trump donated the first few months of his White House salary to Antietam National Battlefield, the national park in Maryland that preserves the hallowed ground of the bloodiest day of the Civil War, the government said Wednesday.
Mr. Trump’s first quarter salary of $78,333 was matched by an anonymous donor who gave another $22,000, bringing the gift to $100,000, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said.
The donation will restore a historic house on the battlefield and will help replace fencing.
“As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, I’m deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump,” Mr. Zinke said. “The president’s donation will allow generations of Americans to learn about our history and heritage on this sacred site.”
Mr. Trump promised to forgo his salary as president, saying he would instead donate it to the federal government. Wednesday’s announcement marks the first installment of those donations.
This is an incredible gesture by our President who could have taken the money and spent it on whatever he desired. Instead, he has proved that he cares deeply for our history and realizes we cannot afford to forget what those men did so long ago. Hats off to you Mr. President. What do you think?