[VIDEO] Crowd Goes WILD with THIS Trump Announcement

[VIDEO] Crowd Goes WILD with THIS Trump Announcement

Just another reason to love Donald Trump. Not only is he strong on immigration and military, but now, he won’t even accept the salary to do the job! Talk about a win-win situation:

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If Donald Trump runs against Hillary Clinton, it’ll be an interesting contrast: a woman who used the trappings of office to get rich against a man who used his own money to attempt to change the country he loves.

In a Thursday campaign appearance in New Hampshire, The Donald proved yet again why he’s the favorite of so many Americans in this upcoming presidential election: unlike other politicians, who have drifted into politics to make money, Trump is doing just the opposite, and will take no official salary if elected.

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Trump made the remarks at a town hall meeting in Rochester, to a round of vigorous applause.

“The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, okay?” Trump said in this video from Fox Business. “That’s no big deal for me.”

It may not be a big deal for Trump — after all, the candidate is worth somewhere between $4 and $10 billion, depending on who’s doing the estimating. The annual presidential salary of $400,000 is pretty much pocket change for The Donald.

However, it’s a big deal to a lot of Americans, for who it symbolizes yet again that Donald Trump is not your typical politician.

What’s even more surprising is that more presidents haven’t made this pledge. Barack Obama, after all, had two bestselling books before he came to the White House, and his net worth now stands at a staggering $12.2 million, according to Inqusitr.

And thanks to the five-digit speaking figures Obama will command after leaving office, that number is only going to go way, way up.

While that’s not in the same rarefied territory that The Donald is in, few people will reach that. The important point is that it would have been a symbolic gesture.

Instead, Obama taking his salary seems to have sent a symbolic gesture of a different kind. When it came to his salary, he took our money and ran — just the same way he’s done during his six and a half years in office

Wow. This is just amazing. The money, as we all understand, is no big deal to The Donald, but the fact that he would defer it is just awesome. Go, Donald, go!

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

McGuire

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