In his first post-election interview since his victory over Democratic queen Hillary Clinton, President-Elect Donald Trump told CBS’s Leslie Stahl the multi-pronged attack at saving the taxpayers money just through his White House:
- He’s not going to take the full presidential salary of $400,000, just the $1 he is required to take by law.
- He is also not going to be taking vacations. At least not on the taxpayer’s dime, and neither will his family.
“The answer is no,” he said, when asked about his campaign trail promise by CBS interviewer Lesley Stahl. “I think I have to take by law one dollar so I’ll take one dollar a year.”
He admitted that he didn’t even know what the salary was, but when he was told it was $400,000 salary he declined it.
“I’m not taking it,” he said.
He added that he would not be taking too many vacations either.
“There’s so much work to be done and I want to get it done for the people,” he said. “I want to get it done. We’re lowering taxes, we’re taking care of health care.”