WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Trump is donating his quarterly salary to efforts to stop the growing coronavirus outbreak.
On Tuesday the White House press secretary tweeted a picture of this check along with the announcement.
She says the president is giving the $100,000 to "support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain and combat #Coronavirus." The money will go to the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency overseeing the nation's response to COVID-19.
So far six people have died from the virus in the U.S. and there are at least 60 known cases nationwide.
When President Trump took office, he pledged to donate his salary. He has since given it to various government agencies including Homeland Security, Transportation and Veterans Affairs.
President @realDonaldTrump made a commitment to donate his salary while in office. Honoring that promise and to further protect the American people, he is donating his 2019 Q4 salary to @HHSGov to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat #Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/R6KUQmBRl1
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) March 3, 2020