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Trump donates $100,000 of salary to 'help repair and restore' national monuments

President Donald Trump announced that he is donating $100,000, a quarter of his yearly salary, to the National Park Service.

Editor's note: The video above was first published on Feb. 21, 2020.

President Donald Trump announced that he is donating $100,000, a quarter of his yearly salary, to the National Park Service.

In a tweet Friday evening, Trump said he promised not to "take a dime of salary as your President."

"I donate the entire $400,000! It is my honor to give $100,000 to the National Park Service to help repair and restore our GREAT National Monuments. So important to our American History!" Trump tweeted.

Trump has previously donated his quarterly paycheck to several government departments including Health and Human Services, Interior, Education, Transportation and Agriculture. 

During the campaign, Trump said he would turn down the $400,000 presidential annual salary if he was elected.

Trump is the wealthiest man in the modern era to be president. According to Forbes, his net worth is now $3.1 billion after decreasing by $1 billion amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)