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President Donald Trump has donated his third-quarter salary to the Department of Health and Human Services to help fight the opioid epidemic.
Acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan on Thursday accepted a check from the president in the amount of $100 000.
Trump previously donated salary in the amounts of $78 333 and $100 000 to the National Park Service and the Education Department, respectively.
Hargan said the donation will be put toward the cost of planning and designing a large-scale public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction.
Trump announced the ad campaign in October, the same time he declared opioid misuse a national public health emergency. The declaration included no new federal funding to combat the epidemic.
Hargan said 175 people die every day from drug overdose.
As a candidate, Trump had promised not to take a salary, which is $400 000 annually. By law, he must be paid, so he is donating the money.
Taxpayers can write off such donations, potentially lowering their income taxes.