George Papadopolous, Trump adviser who has admitted guilt in the Russia collusion case, has been described by Trump as just a ‘volunteer.’
Yet even before he was elected, President Trump suggested that he would not accept a presidential salary, saying, “The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, OK? That’s no big deal for me.” Then, post-election, President Elect Donald Trump said he would turn down his $400,000 salary: “Well, I’ve never commented on this, but the answer is no. I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year. But it’s a — I don’t even know what it is.” CBS news anchor Lesley Stahl reminded him that it was $400,000 per year, he replied, “No, I’m not gonna take the salary. I’m not taking it.”
So Trump’s excuse is empty and untrue. What a surprise.