President Trump plans to donate his salary from the last quarter to the Department of Transportation to facilitate infrastructure development, the White House announced on Tuesday as administration officials worked to draw attention to the roll-out of Trump's infrastructure plan.
The president's salary from the last quarter will go toward InfraGrant, a program that prioritizes grants for state and local projects, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told reporters at the White House on Tuesday.
The grant program "directly reflects the president's proposal by providing dedicated discretionary funding" toward "critical issues" facing infrastructure projects, Chao said.
Chao defended Trump's infrastructure proposal on Tuesday amid questions about the low amount of federal funding the plan would provide.
The Transportation secretary noted Trump's infrastructure plan would place special emphasis on rural development.